And although India is hardly a central player on the issue, Japan's Foreign Ministry released a statement that has become nearly de rigeur whenever Abe meets global leaders, stating that the two agreed to cooperate on North Korean denuclearization.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a series of meetings with top Japanese leaders, including Foreign Minister Taro Kono and held productive, focused discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues.
Ahead of his departure from New Delhi, Modi described India and Japan as a "winning combination" and said the island nation was New Delhi's most trusted partner in its economic and technological modernisation.
Modi is on a two-day visit to Japan to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit.
Abe will host Modi at his holiday home in the picturesque Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo, for a private dinner on Sunday, following which both the leaders will travel to Tokyo by train.
Before hosting Modi at his villa, Abe took the Indian PM on a tour of the robotics and automation facilities at the FANUC Corporation in Yamanashi, which is one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world.
Modi, through an interpreter, responded, "Without India-Japan cooperation, there will be no development in Asia into the next century". "Held productive and focused discussion on bilateral, regional and global issues", Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
They also signed a second-phase agreement for a Japanese super-express railway project in India.
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The highlight of the meeting - the fifth between Abe and Modi - will be maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region with an eye on China's growing influence.
Abe and Modi are also likely to agree to expand the two countries' cooperation in the medical field and boost exchanges in various areas.
"Make in India emerged as global brand today.We're manufacturing quality products not only for India but for world.India is becoming a global hub, especially in field of electronics and automobile manufacturing.We're rapidly moving towards being no.1 in mobile phones manufacturing".
"Minister of @METI_JPN Hiroshige Seko called on PM @narendramodi".
Prime Minister Modi was an outstanding leader of his great country, the Japanese premier said.
"Just as how lamps light up the dark during Diwali wherever you are, you are spreading the light of India to every corner of the world and Japan and making the country proud". Sharing his thoughts in the 49th edition of Mann Ki Baat today, Mr Modi said, wherever there will be a talk of world peace, India's name and contribution will be written in golden letters.
The Indian prime minister arrived in Japan earlier in the day.