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Japan and U.S. set framework for economic talks

21 April 2017

"The era of strategic patience is over and while all options are on the table, President (Donald) Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region and with China to achieve a peaceable resolution and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" Pence said in Tokyo before lunch with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

It is the top US state for per-capita foreign direct investment from Japan, including higher-technology and better-paying manufacturing jobs, said Victor Smith, Pence's commerce secretary when he led the state.

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shakes hands with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso (R) following their joint press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 18, 2017. "We are with you 100 percent", he said.

Pence told Abe that the Japan-U.S. alliance is the "cornerstone" of peace and security in Northeast Asia and the Trump administration places a high value on its commitment to the region through the alliance.

North Korea could potentially strike Australia if its missile program was allowed to continue, she said. It has said it has developed a missile that can strike the mainland United States, but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the necessary technology, including miniaturizing a nuclear warhead.

Vice-president Mike Pence, meanwhile, said the "era of strategic patience is over" during a visit to Seoul and he told South Korea the U.S. is with the nation 100pc.

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US officials say tougher sanctions could include an oil embargo, a global ban on North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang.

North Korea showed off an array of weapons including missiles in a military parade Saturday before an unsuccessful ballistic missile test the following day. The country has conducted five nuclear tests and a number of missile launches in contravention of United Nations resolutions over the past few years.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday diplomatic means must be used to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign". Abe has signaled support for the USA decision to launch a missile strike on a Syrian air base from where a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians was allegedly launched earlier this month.

White House officials say the meetings in Tokyo are meant to forge a framework for future discussions after the US withdrew from a Pacific Rim trade pact.

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The focus of his trip is expected to shift in Japan to trade.

The loss of USA participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products.

Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington have soared in recent weeks as a series of North Korean missile tests have prompted ever-more severe warnings from Trump's administration.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters over the weekend that Japan might push ahead with a revised, 11-nation version of the TPP despite the USA rejection of the trade accord.

For now, both sides seem keen to downplay potential for conflict.

Earlier, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met Japan's trade minister, Hiroshige Seko.

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Pence developed ties with Japanese business and political leaders as governor of IN, a state that is home to Subaru, Honda and Toyota plants, and about 260 Japanese companies employing about 60,000 residents.