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I want to thank Joergen Jensen (“Abuse of North Korean good will,” Sept. 17 letter) and Gregory Clark for their responses to my comments on North Korean good will. If I could be allowed to comment one last time, I promise to be quiet for a while.

Indeed, Koizumi reneged on the agreement to return the abductees to North Korea. Why wouldn’t he? Why should Japan return abductees to their abductor? Does anyone really believe that they would have been allowed to freely determine whether they wanted to live in North Korea or Japan?

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