Latest North Korean abductions of Japanese Stories
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Aug. 1 Kyodo - Bunmei Ibuki, the Liberal Democratic Party's secretary general, will be appointed as finance minister in the Cabinet reshuffle Friday, political sources said.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Kyoto, June 26 Kyodo - Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed determination Thursday to strive to bring about a resolution to the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese national during the 45 days before the United States removes the North from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
By Jack Kim KOSONG, South Korea (Reuters) - The family of a South Korean taken to the North 28 years ago spoke on Friday of their emotional reunion but were silent about his contested comments on life in one of the world's most reclusive states.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - The mother of a South Korean at the center of a high-profile kidnapping case met her son for the first time in 28 years in North Korea on Wednesday for a reunion steeped in tears and political tension.
By Lee Jae-won CHONJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The mother of a South Korean at the center of a high-profile kidnapping case left on Tuesday to see her son in the North for a reunion steeped in emotional and political tension.
By Olivier Fabre TOKYO (Reuters) - The American makers of a documentary about a Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean agents hope that telling her story will bring her plight, and those of other abductees, to a wider audience around the world.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's police and coast guard on Friday searched a North Korean freighter that they suspected was used to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of amphetamines from North Korea in 2002, a coast guard official said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan can learn a lot from the national baseball team's never-say-die spirit following their victory at the inaugural World Baseball Classic, a leading political figure said on Wednesday.
By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese opposition lawmaker apologized on Tuesday for alleging shady financial links between the ruling party and a disgraced Internet entrepreneur, in an incident that has embarrassed his faltering party.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued arrest warrants on Thursday for two suspected North Korean kidnappers, the latest step in a bitter, long-running row with North Korea over Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang decades ago, media reports said.
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