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.
"The summit is all ready to go", Trump said, with Abe at his side.
The latest remarks by the USA president firmly suggest that the June 12 summit between him and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un will indeed take place.
"He would look at it very favourably so that could happen", the U.S. president said at a joint press conference with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. "Nothing other than we look forward to seeing you and we look forward to the summit and hopefully things will work out".
"We could absolutely sign an agreement and we're looking at it", said Trump. Pompeo reiterated Washington's stance that the US will only accept North Korea's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.
"Yes. if it goes well, I think that could happen", he told reporters during a Rose Garden news conference, taking questions alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "I told him that I. would never do this in Singapore because it is against your rules to protest", he told The Associated Press. "It would be wonderful if it were". Pompeo insists the US will settle for nothing less than complete, verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Abe, the prime minister of Japan, wished Trump well ahead of the meeting.
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At a joint news conference, Trump said Abe told him Japan was buying "billions and billions of dollars of additional products of all kinds - military jets, airliners from Boeing, lots of farm products".
Trump added that he hoped someday USA relations with Kim's secretive Pyongyang government could be normalized. "Not only Japan, but the whole worldwide community, is strongly looking forward for the United States-North Korea summit to open doors toward peace and stability of the Northeast Asia".
The US and its regional allies want to see North Korea give up its nuclear weapons but Mr Trump acknowledged that it "will take longer" than one meeting to realise that goal.
While the North has kept mum on its summit preparations, Trump's and his Twitter messages are a rare "credible" source of relevant information.
Describing a letter he received from Kim last week Mr Trump said: "It was a warm letter and nice".
"We can not take sanctions off". (Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.) Miller says there is "no doubt with Trump he doesn't know what he doesn't know and isn't in a hurry to find out", but he nevertheless holds out the potential for success, given that the circumstances and interests of Kim, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in "may be aligning to maximize prospects of success at the meeting".
The secretary of state is the most senior USA official to have met the North Korean leader and a key figure in preparations for next week's historic summit.
Before leaving Tokyo, the Japanese leader emphasized that during his lightning visit to Washington, he hoped to "closely coordinate and agree" with Trump on an approach to the North Korea issue. "But one thing I can say is that Japan and the United States are always together", Abe said.