Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was blindsided by news out of Washington that US President Donald Trump will soon meet North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un. Photo: AP

Abe’s nuclear disaster: why has Japan been shut out of North Korea talks?

After being sidelined by Washington and Seoul over historic talks with Pyongyang, Japan’s blindsided leader Shinzo Abe is struggling to get his foot in the door

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was blindsided by news out of Washington that US President Donald Trump will soon meet North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un. Photo: AP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.