Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Sakie Yokota, far left, whose daughter Megumi was claimed to be abducted by North Korea in 1977, and Shigeo Iizuka, leader of a group representing families of abductees, at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on June 14. Photo: Kyodo

North Korea refuses to resolve kidnapping probe until Japan lifts sanctions

Japan officially lists 17 citizens as abduction victims and suspects the North is involved in many more disappearances. Five of the 17 were repatriated in 2002

Topic |   North Korea sanctions

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Sakie Yokota, far left, whose daughter Megumi was claimed to be abducted by North Korea in 1977, and Shigeo Iizuka, leader of a group representing families of abductees, at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on June 14. Photo: Kyodo
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