Japan To Seek Breakthrough On Abduction Issue

Japan to seek breakthrough on abduction issueJapan's government plans to seek cooperation from China and other countries to make a breakthrough on the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.
In May 2014, the governments of Japan and North Korea agreed that Pyongyang would hold an investigation into the fate of known abductees and other missing Japanese. But official bilateral negotiations have been stalled since October of that year.

Suspect Surveyed Local Area Several Times Prior To Abduction Of Girl

Suspect surveyed local area several times prior to abduction of girlKabu Terauchi, 23, the suspect arrested on suspicion of abducting a junior high school girl who was found two years after going missing from the city of Asaka, Saitama Prefecture, in March 2014, has said that he "surveyed the area several times by car (prior to the abduction)," investigative sources said.

N. Korea Won't Budge On Abduction Issue; Japan Demands More Serious Study

N. Korea won't budge on abduction issue; Japan demands more serious studyPyongyang has brought nothing new to the table about the status of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents except for a request for money from Japan concerning a separate issue.
Both the “results” of Pyongyang’s reinvestigation into the abduction issue and its request for funds to return the remains of Japanese troops from World War II are totally unacceptable for an increasingly frustrated Japanese government.

Families Head For Abduction Symposium In New York

Families head for abduction symposium in New YorkA group of Japanese people campaigning for the return of their loved ones and other people abducted by North Korea has left for the United States to rally international support.
The group includes Takuya Yokota, whose elder sister Megumi was abducted in 1977 at the age of 13. Also making the trip is Misa Morimoto. A citizens' group says her sister, Miho Yamamoto, may have also have been a victim.