National / Politics Sep 13, 2015

Japan urges North Korea to continue probe into abductees

Japan has urged North Korea to continue its investigation into the fates of Japanese citizens abducted by agents from the reclusive country after Pyongyang conveyed to Tokyo that its probe into the issue found no new information on the missing, sources familiar with bilateral ...

Editorials Apr 7, 2015

Keep Japan-N. Korea talks on track

Pyongyang should realize that carrying out its promised probe into the abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents is the best way to gain Japan's trust.

National Oct 1, 2014

Japan plans to send officials to North Korea for abduction details

Japan is planning to send government officials to North Korea to learn details about its investigations into the fates of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, government sources said Tuesday. "Even if we dispatch (officials to North Korea), there would probably be no risk," one source ...

National Sep 29, 2014

Japan, North Korea meet for update on probe into abductees

North Korean officials provided an update Monday on Pyongyang's investigation, launched nearly three months ago, into the fate of at least 12 and possibly hundreds of Japanese nationals believed to have been abducted in the 1970s and 1980s. They met with Japanese officials in the ...