The impersonators of Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump greeted crowds in a shopping area in Osaka, two days before world leaders are set to meet at the G20 summit.
North Korea have fired a series of projectiles from an area known to be used as a military base, South Koreas military have said.
The ambitious autocrats are more natural allies, and the U.S. is at risk of being squeezed out.
U.S. student Otto Warmbier died six days after being released.
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Far East Federal University campus on Russky Island, in the city of Vladivostok on Thursday.
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, arrived in Russia on Wednesday in an armoured train to seek the support of President Putin, while the talks with Washington are frozen.
The North Korean leader is to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin as he seeks to build his reputation on the global stage.
Kim Jong Un's Russia trip comes about two months after his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump failed in a dispute over sanctions.
Kim Jong Un is to be welcomed to Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the stalled talks between the US and North Korea over sanctions relief Pyongyang had sought.
Just weeks after talks with Donald Trump stalled, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has set up a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Kim said his personal relationship with the American president remains good and that they could exchange letters at "any time."
Analysts believe Trump’s tweet revealed internal divisions within his administration over what approach to take with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the collapse of last month’s Hanoi summit.
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Newspapers and television are focussing on the constructive dialogue between the two leaders.
Trump claimed the North Korean dictator didn't know what was happening to the 22-year-old American detained in his country. Experts say that's unlikely.
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The operative question is whether Trump will give away too much in Hanoi just to get an agreement to trumpet.