North Korea's threatened nuclear test moved to the top of the diplomatic agenda Sunday as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew to China to try to coordinate international pressure on Pyongyang to desist.
Abe's China trip, the first by a Japanese prime minister in five years, comes amid rising concerns that North Korea will soon carry out the test it vowed last week to conduct at an unspecified time. Abe, whose country feels increasingly threatened by North Korea, was leading a round of shuttle diplomacy, traveling first to China and then to South Korea on Monday.
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