On Monday's G7 call, leaders also discussed the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer. Abe has so far resisted delaying or canceling the games and told his fellow leaders his goal is to proceed as planned.
"He doesn't know if he can but he would like to," Kudlow later told reporters. "He believes that that would be a great leadership issue for the whole world and President Trump wished him luck on that. We're all behind him on that."