Japan fears being left out of upcoming talks

Japan fears it will be left behind in the rapid progress over North Korea, and that it will have no stake at the table to shape developments to come, analysts said.

This could have prompted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks yesterday, when he expressed worries that Japan's agenda would be left out in upcoming talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In, and United States President Donald Trump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Japan fears being left out of upcoming talks'. Print Edition | Subscribe