• Kyodo


The son of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in 1978 has released letters he has exchanged with former North Korean agent Kim Hyong Hui since their meeting in South Korea in March.

Koichiro Iizuka, 32, said he was disclosing the letters sent and received in July and August because he worries that the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may not address the abduction issue as aggressively as had the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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