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Families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s asked U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Monday to help resolve the longstanding issue, saying little time is left for the aging families.

Members of the families’ group pleaded their case in the roughly one-hour meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, with Emanuel vowing continued U.S. support in resolving the issue, according to the Japanese government.

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