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Singapore's landmark Marina Bay Sands is operated by Las Vegas Sands, whose chairman Sheldon Adelson is a top donor to U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by Katsuji Nakazawa)
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Trump-Kim Singapore summit is mega donor's dream scenario

Casino magnate Adelson's network extends to Xi and Abe

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- After intense diplomatic efforts involving Chinese President Xi Jinping, the venue of the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been decided. The two leaders will meet in Singapore on June 12. 

The choice of location took into account a number of factors: North Korea has an embassy there, the surrounding waters make it easy to protect, and the city-state is close enough for Kim to reach via a direct flight.

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