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Japan drops 'maximum pressure' on N Korea from diplomatic book

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By Toru YAMANAKA

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Japan on Tuesday dropped the push to apply "maximum pressure" on North Korea from its official foreign policy, an apparent softening of Tokyo's position as major powers engage with Pyongyang.

Meaning, from behind the scenes the US told Abe to cool things down with the rhetoric. Abe's got no seat at the table, and he has to wait for any scraps from Trump before he can do anything.

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Ordered to lay off NK a bit, downward spiraling ecomony, raising tax as 1 in 6 children suffer poverty, idiot lawmakers. He gotta think of something real quick before the elections. Maybe build a military base on the SK disputed island???

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Kim is reaping a lot of benefits from being legitimized by Trump.

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THIS IS FOR THE BEST

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Symbolic is important here. Japan will not support american democrate tactic to fail the US-NC summit.

The previous abort submit were due to a maximum pressure from all international part.

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NadAge

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"Dear Great Leader K.J." has nothing to lose under whatever the maximum or extra maximum heavy pressure from Japan ...ever! Saddam,Gaddaffi lose themselves was their own uncompetences to make nuclear arsenals! Obviously this is not the case of North Korea! You have to talk to your counterpart nicely if that country is nuclear armed!  This is a fact must learn!

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Maximum bribery pressure

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Next: pretty please with sugar on top .. Just be nice; no reason necessary. Normal manners. Miracles do happen.

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"Kim is reaping a lot of benefits from being legitimized by Trump" But the President didn't give billions of US Dollars to a country that wants to destroy The United States.

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Maximum pressure and then they go even higher, ha ha.

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Not an issue.

Just keep moving Japan ahead toward becoming a normal nation, building strong defense forces, regardless of what NK or US does. That's all Japan need to do.

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Meaning, from behind the scenes the US told Abe to cool things down with the rhetoric.

More likely CHINA told Abe to cool things down and ease up on the sanctions. In another JT article, Japan is walking a fine line between the US and China. With Xi's upcoming visit to Japan, I'm sure Xi told Abe that if he wants the meeting to go well and not lose face, he'd better ease up on buddy Kim.

Then there's Russia. Putin probably told Abe that if he wants a peace treaty, then ease off NK.

Shinzo should go to Pyongyang and offer humanitarian and economic aid

Ridiculous!. Why should Shinzo go to Pyongyang? Kim needs Japan more than Japan needs NK.

If NK need more financial aid and support (you mean aid from China and Russia isn't enough?) let Kim go to Japan and grovel to Shinzo on hands and knees with head bowed deeply.

But then maybe you're implying that unless Shinzo goes to Pyongyang and offers aid, Kim will renew missile firings and nuclear tests and threats against Japan?

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Good, but Kim is still a horrible dictator

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NK should give their nukes to China to securely look after. If USA or SK invade, China could return them to NK for self defense purposes. Problem solved, no nukes on the Korean Penensula. Except US bases maybe...

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It's high time for PM Shinzo Abe to have a summit with Chairman Kim Jung Un ASAP!

If Presidents Star, Moon , Dragon and Bear can do it then why can't the Rising Sun?

Shinzo should go to Pyongyang and offer humanitarian and economic aid instead of acting like a third stringer in a da-kind Western movie waitin for scraps.

Abe should also shed his USA First Star Spangled cape and replace it with the Hinomaru so that he will catapult Japan back to the top of the international stage and himself become a great statesman that history will forever praise and give respect.

What a way to start the New Era Of 'Reiwa' !

Banzai!

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