US President Donald Trump lent a helping hand to beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the first day of their two-day summit in Florida, assuring him that he would raise the issue of Japanese abductees when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The abductee issue is a high-profile one in Japan and critical for Mr Abe, who is under pressure over a number of scandals. Before he left home, he said it would be high on his agenda in the meeting with Mr Trump.
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