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A Kim Jong Un lookalike said he was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump.

Speaking of the possibility, Trump said: "I think it will be well-received".

Few other businesses seem to be willing to risk using Kim's image, but in the wake of the April summit, where Kim came across as an affable young man, more South Koreans are changing attitudes toward a leader who has threatened to destroy Seoul.

Trump spoke to reporters as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House, where Trump's planned meeting Tuesday with Kim is high on the agenda.

"They also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war", Giuliani said.

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Afterwards, Mr Trump said that the two leaders were working together to improve trading relations and that Mr Abe promised new Japanese investment in the United States.

"I will provide an update and underscore the importance of implementing all sanctions imposed on North Korea", Pompeo told reporters at the White House.

"I'm very well prepared". I can tell you that. "I did it once before", he said, presumably a reference to a letter that temporarily cancelled the meeting. "It would be wonderful if it were".

He again conveyed the North Korean leader's stated willingness to denuclearize.

Mr. Trump made the remarks after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the June 12 summit.

The State Department has remained mum on the potential topics for the Singapore summit, though denuclearization and a potential end to the Korean War appear to be on the list.

The summit is planned for one day, but Trump said Thursday that it remains an open question how long he'll stay in Singapore.

Trump had put the kibosh on the summit after Kim Jong Un called Veep Mike Pence a "political dummy" and warned of nuclear showdown.

Abe has been pushing Trump to also address Japan's concerns about North Korea's short- and medium-range ballistic missiles and the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago.

The report also stated Kim would be easier to negotiate with than past North Korean leaders, and the possibility remains the United States could win him over, according to the Asahi.

"We shall never repeat the past mistakes", Mr Abe said.

Thus, any denuclearization deal with Pyongyang must include giving US analysts access to North Korea's nuclear records, including information on how the Hermit Kingdom evaded sanctions, who it worked with to obtain nuclear components, and the extent to which it was collaborating with other countries or corrupt officials.

Christopher Hill, the lead USA negotiator with North Korea during the George W. Bush administration, said a summit with the North had always been available to US leaders.

While it still maintains diplomatic ties, North Korea's embassy has moved from a three-storey property in a lively neighbourhood of heritage shop-houses to its present unassuming home.

Trump has made clear he prefers a bilateral deal to reduce the US trade deficit with Japan, while Abe's government says multilateral agreements would be best.

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