• Oita


Regarding the Sept. 30 article “Okada, Yu want to keep pressure on N. Korea“: Japan hopes to resolve the fate of Japanese nationals abducted in the past by North Korean agents and looks for other nations’ support. Yet, recent news reports indicate that Japan is hiding many kidnapped children from international marriages. Just last week an American man was arrested in Fukuoka for snatching his two children.

I used to support Japan in its quest to resolve the abduction issue, but now I can’t. I will urge my government not to support Japan in its bid for more information on its kidnapped people until Japan stops hiding hundreds of kidnapped children from their foreign parents. It is very hypocritical of Japan to accuse North Korea of kidnapping people when Japan is guilty of the same, but on a larger scale.

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