Hitomi Soga, one of the repatriated Japanese abducted by North Korean agents in 1978, took a dim view Sunday of the government's plan to send officials to Pyongyang to get an update on its new probe into the other missing Japanese.

"I don't want the government to (send a delegation) as (the North) has yet to report" on its reinvestigation into the abductions, which took place in the 1970s and 1980s, Soga told reporters in Sado, Niigata Prefecture, where she lives with her family.

Tokyo has been urging Pyongyang to swiftly report any progress made in finding the rest of the abductees or other Japanese suspected as being kidnapped.