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Data on Pyongyang residents the government obtained almost a year ago include details of a woman believed to be Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korea in 1977, ruling coalition sources said.

Authorities are analyzing the electronic data, thought to have been compiled in 2005 by North Korea’s public security service, to determine whether they indicate Yokota was alive at the time and provide clues as to her whereabouts

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