Japan’s Shinzo Abe was re-elected Prime Minister after his ruling bloc’s big election win last month and days before a visit by US. President Donald Trump that is expected to be dominated by concerns over a volatile North Korea.

“We have consistently supported President Trump’s stance that all options are on the table. When President Trump visits here, we will fully take time to analyse the most up-to-date situation in North Korea and consult on response in detail,” Abe told a news conference.

Abe, 63, took office in December 2012, promising to reboot the stale economy and bolster defence.