• Kyodo


The wife of a Japanese man who allegedly hijacked a Japan Airlines jetliner in 1970 along with eight others and ordered it to North Korea returned home Tuesday evening, leaving her family in North Korea.

Emiko Akagi, 46, arrived at Narita airport shortly after 7 p.m. on an All Nippon Airways flight. She was arrested upon her arrival on suspicion of violating the Passport Law, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

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