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Japan PM Abe plans meeting with N/Korean leader

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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

In an attempt to consolidate on peace achieved in the Korean Peninsula, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met with families of people abducted by North Korea decades ago and pledged to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Abe vowed Thursday to seek a summit with North Korea to resolve the issue, but only when its leader is committed to resolving the abduction issue.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he raised the issue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

The mother of an abductee, Sakie Yokota, said it is important for Kim to be told of the problem.

Her daughter Megumi was abducted from Japan’s northern coast when she was 13.

Yokota asked Abe to move quickly so elderly families can get their loved ones back while they are still alive.


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