'Break the shell of mistrust': Shinzo Abe willing to meet Kim Jong-un at summit

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Summit could lower tensions between Tokyo and Pyongyang but Japanese PM still wants action on cold war abductions

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is willing to meet Kim Jong-un in a move that could lower simmering tensions between Tokyo and Pyongyang. But he insisted that any summit with the North Korea must lead to resolution of the regime’s cold war abductions of Japanese citizens.

Speaking at the UN general assembly in New York on Tuesday, Abe said he was prepared to make a “new start” in Japan’s relations with the North, months after Donald Trump’s historic meeting with Kim in Singapore.

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