Oct 16, 2013

Japanese, other abductees 'under watch' in Pyongyang

A Japanese woman kidnapped by North Korea is under special surveillance in Pyongyang along with 50 abductees from the South, as ordered by leader Kim Jong Un, a support group for kin of South Korean abductees said Tuesday. The head of the support group, ...

Jul 17, 2013

Abductee Matsumoto 'living in Pyongyang'

A Japanese woman believed to have been abducted by North Korea in 1977 is currently living in Pyongyang, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing information given to local media Tuesday night by South Korea’s state intelligence agency. Kyoko Matsumoto, who disappeared from Yonago, ...

Abductee's son said among defectors

May 31, 2013

Abductee's son said among defectors

The son of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in the 1970s was among the group of nine defectors recently sent from Laos back to the reclusive country, a South Korean newspaper reports.