Tokyo sees hope for closure on abduction issue

Japan sees yesterday's historic summit as "a step towards a comprehensive settlement of issues", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

These include both denuclearisation and the longstanding abduction issue, which US President Donald Trump not only broached to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but also won a promise that it "will be worked on".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Tokyo sees hope for closure on abduction issue'. Print Edition | Subscribe