Trump-Kim summit: Japan fears US may ease North Korean sanctions for quick win

TOKYO - Japan has sought to display a united front with its security ally the United States over North Korea, amid concerns that President Donald Trump may be tempted into offering premature concessions when he meets leader Kim Jong Un this week.

Tokyo, which has long championed the need for crippling sanctions against the North until its complete denuclearisation, remains wary even though no missile has been fired in 15 months. This is given Pyongyang's record of broken promises, as well as intelligence reports that suggest it is stealthily persisting with its nuclear programme.

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