Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has expressed hope that the inter-Korean summit agreement will lead to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
He also said Japan respects the 2 leaders' efforts to reach the agreement.
Suga told reporters on Wednesday that the important thing is quick implementation of the agreement made at this year's US-North Korea summit, including Pyongyang's commitment to full denuclearization of the peninsula.
He said Japan will continue to work closely with the US and South Korea on the matter.
Asked whether he has confirmed with South Korea whether Japan-North Korea dialogue was on the agenda at the current summit, Suga said only that he has been given various types of information.