FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his office in Tokyo

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his office in Tokyo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been bypassed by recent developments on the Korean peninsula, but appears eager to play a role in talks with North Korea in coming weeks. Photo: Reuters/ Kim Kyung-Hoon

July 10, 2017 10:59 PM (UTC+8)