The parents of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, said Monday their dramatic meeting in Mongolia last week with her 26-year-old granddaughter was "like a miracle" and they were also very happy to see her 10-month-old baby, both for the first time.

Shigeru and Sakie Yokota said, however, that they have no idea if their emotional meeting with their granddaughter, Kim Eun Gyong, will have any political impact on Tokyo-Pyongyang relations.

"It was just a meeting of an ordinary grandfather and grandmother" with their granddaughter, Sakie Yokota, 78, told reporters at their Kawasaki home.