"The government's stance on the matter has not changed. It continues to seek a summit with North Korea despite the firing of a ballistic missile by Pyongyang last week," NHK quoted Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as saying.
This comes a week after North Korea carried out two tests of firing projectiles.
North Korean authorities are yet to respond to Japan's repeated proposals.
In January also, Abe indicated that he is planning to meet Kim.
North Korean media has regularly and viciously attacked Japan, by calling it "heinous criminal state against humanity", and an "immoral and impudent country".
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