Sep 18, 2014

North Korea asks Japanese woman if she wants to go home

North Korean authorities have purportedly offered a Japanese national living there a chance to return home. Setsuko Maruyama was among the Japanese citizens left behind on the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II. She later married and today the 85-year-old lives ...

Sep 12, 2014

Estonia enraged as Russia charges 'abducted' policeman with spying

An Estonian policeman detained by Russian security services has been charged with espionage in a case that has sent tensions soaring between Moscow and its small NATO-member neighbor. Tallinn has accused Moscow of abducting Eston Kohver at gunpoint from Estonian territory. He now faces ...

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

Sep 5, 2014

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

by Reiji Yoshida

Feb. 7, 1976, should have been just another Saturday for Susumu Fujita. The 19-year-old college student was leaving his house in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, for a part-time job as a security guard in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. When his father asked if there was any ...

Jul 20, 2014

North Korean facility in Sinuiju houses abductees: source

A facility in the North Korean city of Sinuiju, near the border with China, is being used to provide accommodation for more than 10 Japanese nationals, including those abducted by Pyongyang agents decades ago, reporters learned Saturday. Residents at the facility include a Japanese ...