Families head to North Korea to visit graves

Jun 25, 2014

Families head to North Korea to visit graves

A group of nine Japanese citizens departed Tokyo on Wednesday for North Korea, to visit graves of relatives who died there around the end of World War II. North Korea has allowed such visits by Japanese citizens since August 2012, but this will be ...

Jun 17, 2014

North notification details discussed

Officials from Japan and North Korea are discussing how Pyongyang will inform Tokyo about the launch of a unit to conduct fresh investigations into the abductee issue, Cabinet members said Tuesday, which could happen as early as this week. “I understand (the two governments) ...

Jun 12, 2014

North said to resume reprogramming of abductees

North Korea this spring subjected abductees to mass ideological education on the superiority of the North’s regime, according to the head of a group of victims’ families. While South Koreans make up the vast majority of the abductees, Choi Song Yong, quoting a source ...