TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he wants to explain to U.S. President Donald Trump Japanese companies' contribution to the U.S. economy and gain his understanding.

Abe, speaking to parliament, said there was no change to his view that Trump was a trustworthy leader and that he wanted to meet him as soon as possible.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)