North Korea provides little new info on Japanese abductees: Tokyo

Posted by On 2:51 AM

North Korea provides little new info on Japanese abductees: Tokyo

Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site.
If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site:

North Korea provides little new info on Japanese abductees: Tokyo
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tours a factory in the city of Sinuiju in this undated photo released July 2. | REUTERS

North Korea provided little new information regarding abducted nationals when officials contacted Pyongyang last month, according to a Japanese government source.

When Japanese officials mad e contact around when the U.S.-North Korea summit took place June 12, North Korea repeated the results of their own investigation into Japanese abducted during the 1970s and 1980s that they gave following their talks in Stockholm on May 2014, the source said Saturday.

Tokyo had repeatedly asked the United States to raise the abduction issue at the Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but little is known about any response given by the reclusive state.

Japan officially lists 17 of its citizens as having been kidnapped by North Korean agents and suspects the North’s involvement in many more disappearances of Japanese nationals. Of the 17, five were repatriated in 2002, but North Korea has claimed eight of them died and that the other four never entered the country.

It is not known whether North Korean officials provided any information on the remaining 12 people that are formally recognized by Tokyo as abduction victims during the contact last month.

According to the source, North Korea said no Japanese nationals had come to the country since the arrival of two Japanese men, who were listed by North Korea as having entered, in an “interim” report presented to Japan shortly after the Stockholm meeting.

The source said the two men are Minoru Tanaka and Tatsumitsu Kaneda, who used to work at the same restaurant in Kobe. Tanaka is one of the four individuals North Korea previously said as never having entered the country, and that Kaneda is among those who the Japanese government suspects were abducted.


People line up at a dragon fruit stand in a farmer's market in downtown Taipei on Saturday. Proceeds from fruit sales will be sent to flood and landslide victims in western Japan.
Taiwan fruit farmer raises funds for Japan floo d victims
A Taiwanese farmer held a two-day dragon fruit sale in Taipei over the weekend to raise money for victims of the floods and landslide in western Japan. Lin Ting-tsai, 65, said he harveste...
Image Not Available
Japan's mayors to set up contact list to improve communication during large-scale disasters
As western Japan recovers from the deadly rains earlier this month, the Japan Association of City Mayors plans to compile a contact list so members can communicate directly in the event of major...
Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and Sao Paulo Gov. Marcio Franca take part in the 21st Japan Festival in Sao Paulo Saturday. The Princess arrived in the country for ceremonies    to mark the 110th anniversary of the first waves of Japanese immigration to Brazil.
Princess Mako joins ceremony in Brazil to mark 110th anniversary of Japanese emigration
About 4,000 people, including Princess Mako, attended a ceremony in Sao Paulo on Saturday to mark the 110th anniversary of the arrival of Brazil's first Japanese immigrants. In a speech, ...

Source: Google News North Korea | Netizen 24 North Korea

« Prev Post
Next Post »