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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday signaled that Japan would likely help shoulder the costs of North Korea’s denuclearization under a potential international funding framework aimed at eliminating Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

“As we stand to benefit from denuclearization, we must think about such matters,” Abe said on a Yomiuri Telecasting Corp. program, in the wake of the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit earlier in the week that ended with an affirmation of Pyongyang’s commitment to the denuclearization process.

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