NIIGATA (Kyodo) Prime Minister Taro Aso on Saturday visited the site in Niigata Prefecture where Megumi Yokota was allegedly abducted by North Korean agents in 1977.

“As a father of two, my heart felt heavy thinking about how the parents of a young girl, who was a first-year junior high school student, felt after she was taken away,” Aso told reporters after the visit.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.