But it's another issue that will top Abe's agenda when he meets Trump for less than two hours at the White House on Thursday: The fate of 12 Japanese citizens abducted in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
"We could sign an agreement, as you know that would be a first step".
He said the North Korean nuclear issue should have been handled by previous U.S. administrations, adding: "I'll take care of it".
"The hard part is after that".
Japan had hoped to convince the U.S.to shield it from fresh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and did not hide its bitter disappointment when those talks failed.
The State Department has remained mum on the potential topics for the Singapore summit, though denuclearization and a potential end to the Korean War appear to be on the list.
Mr. Klingner echoed the Korea hawks at the White House who oppose any USA concession prior to a ironclad commitment from Pyongyang to comply with United Nations resolutions demanding comprehensive, verifiable, irreversible dismantling of the nuclear weapons program, known as CVID in diplomatic circles.
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But he recovered to win the 4th set. "I love it here and I will do everything to make one more step this year". When the match ended on court docket Suzanne-Lenglen, Zverev sunk to his knees with arms outstretched.
Pompeo said there has been progress on bringing the US and North Korean definitions of denuclearization closer together, although he declined to expand on that. "I think it was a bit in jest".
Mr Abe most recently traveled to the U.S. in April to meet with Mr Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he warned trump of North Korean negotiating ploys and urged him to closely coordinate with Japan ahead of the summit.
President Trump ended his remarks by paying respects to the family of Otto Warmbier, the young man who was held hostage by North Korea and returned home in a coma after being tortured. "I think I'm very well prepared".
"Certainly if it goes well".
At a joint news conference, Trump said Abe told him Japan was buying "billions and billions of dollars of additional products of all kinds - military jets, airliners from Boeing, lots of farm products". "And I am very confident that the president will be fully prepared when he meets with his North Korean counterpart".
Pompeo said Kim had "personally" given him assurances that he was willing to pursue denuclearisation and said USA and North Korean negotiating teams had made unspecified progress toward bridging the gap over defining that term as part of a potential agreement.
Mr Abe requested Thursday's meeting with Mr Trump to coordinate strategy for next week's talks and to elevate his country's concerns about the summit. "It's about attitude. It's about willingness to get things done", he said. The White House wants Kim to commit to a timetable to surrender the weapons at the summit.
The anticipated summit almost was derailed in May when US National Security Adviser John Bolton compared the North Korea situation to Libya.
"He would look at it very favourably so that could happen", the U.S. president said at a joint press conference with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.
"The summit is all ready to go", Mr. Trump said, with Mr. Abe at his side.