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The Nov. 16 Kyodo article “Yokota visit to Pyongyang in works?” blandly states that DNA tests on the allegedly cremated remains of Megumi Yokota that were supplied by North Korea in 2004 showed that they were not hers.

Both The Japan Times and Kyodo must be aware of the way the scientific community in the West, specifically the two main scientific journals Nature and Science, have pointed out that DNA tests on cremated remains are not possible.

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