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Yokota’s parents brief U.S. envoy

Kyodo

The parents of Megumi Yokota, a symbol of the abduction issue involving Japanese snatched by North Korea, said Saturday they have briefed a visiting U.S. envoy on their meeting last month with Yokota’s daughter in Mongolia.

Sakie Yokota, 78, said she and her husband, Shigeru, 81, visited the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo at its request Friday and met with Robert King, U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues.

They described their first contact with Yokota’s daughter, Kim Eun Gyong, her husband and their daughter from March 10 to 14 in Ulan Bator, she said.

King offered them support when they asked him to help resolve the abduction issue. Kim lives in North Korea and is also known as Kim Hye Gyong.