Families welcome North's promise

May 30, 2014

Families welcome North's promise

The parents of a girl abducted and later declared dead by North Korea expressed hope Thursday that there will now be progress in learning what happened and in bringing surviving abductees home, after Pyongyang agreed to reinvestigate the matter. “I certainly hope that it ...

May 27, 2014

Talks with N. Korea kick off

Senior Japanese and North Korean government officials have begun three-day talks in Stockholm. The talks are aimed at determining whether North Korea will accept a Japanese request for the reinvestigation of abductions of Japanese citizens by the reclusive country. Japanese participants include Junichi Ihara, ...

May 26, 2014

Abductions set to top North Korea-Japan talks

Japan and North Korea began three days of negotiations in Sweden on Monday, with Tokyo expected to press Pyongyang to reinvestigate the fates of Japanese citizens it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s and who remain missing. Japan is considering lifting some of the ...

May 23, 2014

North, South Korea warships swap artillery fire

North Korea on Thursday fired shells into waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the disputed Yellow Sea border, prompting the evacuation of residents on a nearby island, officials said. Two shells fell near the South Korean ship, which was sailing ...

Abductees harbor hopes for Tokyo-Pyongyang settlement

May 22, 2014

Abductees harbor hopes for Tokyo-Pyongyang settlement

Several Japanese abducted as children and taken to North Korea in the 1970s and ’80s are hoping that the upcoming talks between the two nations may bring some closure to their ordeal — although the issue is far from resolved for families whose relatives ...