Photo exhibit on abductee Megumi Yokota opens

Jul 28, 2014

Photo exhibit on abductee Megumi Yokota opens

A photo exhibition on Megumi Yokota, who has become a symbol of Japanese people abducted by North Korea, opened Monday in Kawasaki to draw attention to the issue. Yokota was abducted to North Korea 1977 when she was a 13-year-old student in junior high ...

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 ...

Apr 11, 2014

Meeting urged between Obama, abductee kin

Japan has requested that U.S. President Barack Obama meet with relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents when he visits in late April, according to Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of the abduction issue. “We have informed Mr. (Robert) King, U.S. special ...

Apr 5, 2014

Yokota's parents brief U.S. envoy

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, ...

North Korea hopes for 'positive results' in talks with Japan

Mar 26, 2014

North Korea hopes for 'positive results' in talks with Japan

North Korea said on Tuesday that talks with Japan this month should include a demand for compensation for wartime Korean sex slaves and not only the issue of Japanese abducted decades ago, which it considers closed. But So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to ...

Mar 24, 2014

The abduction drama game

by Gregory Clark

Clearly there are people in Japan who do not want any rapprochement with Pyongyang — who are using the abduction drama to continue the image of a Japan threatened by enemies and needing strong military forces for defense.