Trump says 'will walk out' if N. Korea talks not fruitful

Trump and Abe show united front on DPRK and division on trade

Trump and Abe show united front on DPRK and division on trade

During an earlier sit-down meeting, Trump issued a blunt face-to-face challenge to Abe in full view of the cameras, demanding more favorable terms on trade. But the location has yet to be made known.

Japanese shares rose to seven-week high on Thursday, with investors relieved that no new US demands on trade came out of this week's summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump.

The two leaders appeared to present a more united front on North Korea, addressing Japan's worry that Trump might press Kim Jong Un only on long-range missiles that could hit the USA and not the short- and medium-range missiles that pose a threat to Japan.

In 2002, North Korea admitted to the kidnapping of 13 Japanese civilians, dating back to the 1970s, but Tokyo believes the true number to be higher. "We're comfortable. We have great relationships, '" the president said, boosting the private club, which collects dues that enrich Trump.

Abe did, however, secured a commitment from Trump to raise with Kim the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. Still, he added, "I like bilateral better".

Abe also vowed to increase efforts to realize the return of the abductees, saying, "If North Korea takes the right path, there could be a possible path to settle the unfortunate past and normalize diplomatic relations based on the Pyongyang Declaration signed between Japan and North Korea".

But he would not be drawn on whether that path would lead to a US-Japan pact, or a broader trans-Pacific pact, which Trump now opposes.

When asked why Japan wasn't exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs, Trump repeatedly alluded to the US trade deficit with Japan and barriers to USA exports. North Korea says eight others have died and denies the remaining four entered its territory.

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The secret trip took place after Mr Pompeo was nominated by President Trump to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

"I don't want to go back into TPP, but if they offered us a deal that I can't refuse on behalf of the United States, I would do it", he said.

But on trade, Trump made clear he would prefer a bilateral trade deal with Japan instead of rejoining the 11-nation TPP Pacific Rim trade pact.

"We're committed to pursuing a bilateral trading relationship that benefits both of our great countries", he said. "I think it's better for our country, I think it's better for our workers, and I much would prefer a bilateral deal, a deal directly with Japan".

Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to host the Japanese delegations for dinner Wednesday evening.

The Trump-Abe summit has played out amid growing tensions between the two countries over North Korea and trade.

The U.S. itself is pushing for the release of three Americans.

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