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Japan’s top government spokesman on Tuesday called on the international community during an online symposium at the United Nations to help secure the return of victims of North Korean’s past abductions.

"The abductions issue is a critical issue concerning the sovereignty of Japan and the lives and safety of Japanese citizens. … We will do our utmost without missing any opportunities to ensure that all abductees return home as soon as possible," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato.

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