U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Japan from May 25 to 28, which will make them the first state guests to meet with Crown Prince Naruhito after his enthronement, the Japanese and U.S. governments said.

The state visit is intended to showcase the closeness of the countries' ties, they said. Talks between Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also scheduled.

"The fact that Japan will host President Trump and his wife as the first state guests under the new era of Reiwa symbolizes the bond under the unwavering Japan-U.S. alliance," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference Friday.