TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday (Oct 23) he would discuss North Korea "thoroughly" with US President Donald Trump when he visits next month and reaffirm the two countries' commitment to working together in dealing with the country.
Mr Abe was speaking at a news conference after his ruling coalition scored a landslide victory in the lower house election on Sunday.
Earlier on Monday, Mr Abe and Mr Trump had agreed to work together to raise pressure on North Korea, said Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura.
Mr Abe and Mr Trump spoke by telephone after the Japanese premier’s ruling coalition scored a big win in the election.
This story is developing.