Fujimoto says Kim Jong-un has no bad feelings towards him and greeted him with “long time no see”, Japan’s Kyodo News reported. He described Kim`s wife Ri Sol-Ju as “charming”.

Fujimoto says Kim may reform North Korean on the lines of China`s system of Market Socialism.

“When I go to Europe or Japan, I see overflowing products and food, but when I return to the North, there is nothing,” he quoted Kim Jong-un as saying. “Do we need to study China’s policies?”