• Kyodo


Kaoru Hasuike, one of the five known surviving abductees who returned from North Korea last year, took another step toward reintegrating into Japanese society Monday when he began his new job at the Kashiwazaki city office.

“All this is new to me, and I know I will be lost at times. But I hope all of you can help me here,” Hasuike, 45, said at City Hall in front of Mayor Masazumi Saikawa and about 40 employees.

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