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Trump touts a partnership with Japan in a speech at Yokota Air Base.

Trump, Abe to tout alliance amid North Korean tensions

US and Japanese leaders aim to dial up pressure on rogue state

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TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japanese leaders seek to showcase a solid bilateral alliance in a summit here Monday as they confront increasing threats from a North Korea eager to drive a wedge between the two countries.

Pyongyang will top the agenda in the talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "Starting with the North Korean situation, we hope to take time to thoroughly discuss various international issues," Abe told reporters after the president arrived in Japan on Sunday.

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