Abe hopes Trump meeting will bring Japan in from diplomatic cold

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Japan’s PM wants assurance his country won’t be overlooked in any North Korea deal

Besieged by cronyism scandals that have prompted speculation he will be out of office by early summer, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, will arrive in the US for talks with Donald Trump this week with a potential foreign policy headache to add to his domestic woes.

With a historic summit between the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, less than two weeks away – followed by a possible summit between Kim and Donald Trump – Japan has found itself left out in the diplomatic cold.

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