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MEGUMI YOKOTA

Sakie Yokota, whose daughter, Megumi, was abducted by North Korea at age 13 in 1977, speaks in an interview in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Feb. 20 with photos of Megumi and Kim Eun Gyong, Megumi's daughter, by her side.
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2024
Abductee's mom pins hopes on fresh Japan-North Korea talks
Sakie Yokota, 88, the mother of abductee Megumi Yokota, is pushing for the two countries' leaders to sit down for talks soon.
Sakie Yokota speaks in an interview on Oct. 27 in Kawasaki. Yokota's daughter Megumi was abducted in Japan and taken to North Korea at the age of 13 some 45 years ago.
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2024
Mother of North Korea abductee awaits reunion as health woes mount
Sakie Yokota says her firm resolve to rescue her daughter Megumi seems to keep pushing her forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2023
For Sakie Yokota, one of two living North Korea abductee parents, resolving issue remains priority
Yokota, 87, marked the third anniversary of her husband's death with an expression of concern over resolving the issue of people kidnapped by the reclusive regime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
Group supporting abductee Megumi Yokota's family turns 20
Photos of Megumi are exhibited around Japan and abroad to call attention to the parents' persistent wish to rescue their daughter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2023
Japan won't rule out sending aid to North Korea in return for abductees
A group representing the abductees' families has said that they would not oppose giving humanitarian aid to Pyongyang if it would lead to the victims' return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 17, 2022
Anniversary brings more torment to mother of girl abducted by North Korea
Sakie Yokota says her yearning for any information about her daughter Megumi's whereabouts remains unrelenting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2022
Abductee's mother calls for action from Japan, 20 years after Pyongyang summit
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has vowed to resolve the abduction issue and said he is willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without preconditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2022
Former North Korean spy Kim Hyon Hui convinced Japanese abductees are alive
Kim Hyon Hui says North Korea apparently 'decided to declare dead, and not to return, anyone who knows (North Korea's) internal weaknesses and secrets, lest they make such things public.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2022
Biden urges Pyongyang to right 'historic wrong' of Japanese abductions
The U.S. president met with the families of abductees in Tokyo 'to express solidarity with the victims,' the White House said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2021
The brother of North Korea abductee Megumi Yokota named head of kin group
New head of North Korea abductee group vows to keep working with the global community for their cause in seeking the return of all those abducted in the 1970s and 1980s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2021
Kin of Japanese abducted by North Korea urges Kishida to resolve issue
Sakie Yokota, the 85-year-old mother of Megumi Yokota, considers the new Japanese leader to be her last hope of making progress on the issue of her daughter's abduction.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2021
Japan calls for international cooperation to resolve North Korean abductions
The chief Cabinet secretary reiterated that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without preconditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2021
A year since Shigeru Yokota's death, progress elusive on North Korea abductions
Yokota was a torchbearer of Japan's campaign to bring home citizens abducted by North Korea after his teenage daughter, Megumi, was taken in 1977.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2021
Japan lost track of key North Korean liaison officer several years ago
The liaison, known as 'Mr. Y' among the Japanese intelligence community, had told his contacts in Tokyo that he had fallen ill.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2021
Family urge Biden administration to solve North Korea abduction issue
Family members of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang in the 1970s and 1980s have asked President Joe Biden's administration to look into the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2020
Japanese abductees' kin ask Biden to press issue with North Korea
Families and supporters have also urged Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to act swiftly on the matter without just relying on the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2020
Suga attends memorial for father of North Korea abductee
A memorial was held Saturday for Shigeru Yokota, a prominent figure due to his tireless campaigning for the return of his daughter, Megumi, and her compatriots who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2020
North Korea abductees' kin call for return of loved ones as new Cabinet is formed
'Please return the victims to their home country as soon as possible,' said Sakie Yokota, 84, whose daughter Megumi was abducted in 1977 at the age of 13.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jun 11, 2020
The North Korean abduction issue in Japan: When will the waiting end?
The Japanese government officially claims 17 Japanese nationals were abducted, but adds that there could be more than 800 others.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
U.S. sends condolences on death of North Korea abductee's father
Shigeru Yokota worked for more than two decades with family members of other abduction victims in pressing the government to rescue their children and siblings.

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