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N Korea at crossroads

Abe signals interest in meeting Kim after failed Hanoi summit

Japan sees opening for progress on abduction issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with reporters on Feb. 28 following a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday signaled a willingness to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resolve the past abduction of Japanese nationals by Pyongyang following the latter's collapsed nuclear talks with the U.S.

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