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Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe on Sunday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as having a “rational” way of thinking and hinted at the possibility of being able to resolve the abduction issue.

“I got the impression that he is a leader who can talk logically and think rationally,” Abe said of Kim, who he met in Pyongyang in September 2002 while accompanying Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for the first-ever Japan-North Korea summit.

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