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The families of some Japanese victims of abduction by North Korea departed Sunday for Washington, where they will meet with U.S. Congress members involved in North Korea policymaking.

Shigeo Iizuka, head of the Association of the Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, said before departing from Narita airport, east of Tokyo, “We want to gain the United States’ cooperation in areas that are difficult for Japan to resolve alone.”

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