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At a U.N. General Assembly dominated by debate over how to tackle the threat from North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was successful in securing support — particularly from U.S. President Donald Trump — for Japan’s stance of “pressure, not dialogue,” analysts say.

Trump’s explicit mention in his speech of the North’s abduction of Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s was a major demonstration of the closeness between the two leaders.

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