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The brother of a 13-year-old girl who was one of a number of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s pressed the international community at a gathering at the United Nations on Wednesday to keep a spotlight on the issue of those forcibly taken from their countries.

“The abductions of Japanese by North Korea are not random incidents caused by a single spy, this is international terrorism,” Takuya Yokota said at the Japanese government-sponsored symposium.

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