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GOJ reportedly offered to host U.S.-DPRK summit in Japan

Kyodo reported from Seoul on a local newspaper story alleging that Japan has proposed to the USG an idea on hosting a second summit between President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un at an unspecified “resort” in a Japanese location other than Tokyo. Without specifying the source, the ROK outlet reportedly claimed that North Korea has responded positively to the Japanese proposal, which was intended to prevent Japan from becoming isolated amid the growing momentum for dialogue on the Korean Peninsula. The report said that if such a meeting were convened in Japan as proposed, Prime Minister Abe might be able to hold talks with Chairman Kim to resolve the abduction issue. According to Kyodo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga dismissed the South Korean report by saying it is “not true” in a press conference this morning.  

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