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What investors want Japan's Shinzo Abe to tell Congress

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015.
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The rally in the Nikkei is just starting.

Analysts expect Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's historic visit to the United States this week to reinforce geopolitical ties, particularly in progress toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and will add further support to Japanese stocks.

"If he can get a trade deal it would help local Japanese and foreign investors," said Michelle Gibley, director of international research at Charles Schwab. She is bullish on Japanese stocks for the corporate reforms that have made local management teams more shareholder friendly.