Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone on Friday denied media reports that North Korea has no plan to reinvestigate its abductions of Japanese nationals.

According to media reports, a North Korean official told a Chinese counterpart that Pyongyang will not reopen its probe into the abductions because doing so would bring no advantage to the hermit state.

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