Abe: Kim Learned Us Takes Abductions Seriously

Abe: Kim learned US takes abductions seriously

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have learned that the United States attaches great importance to abductions of Japanese nationals.

Abe was speaking in a Diet session, responding to a question about last week's meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump. A Diet member said prospects for solving the abduction issue may have receded, as Trump and Kim ended their meeting without an agreement.

Abe To Ask Trump To Discuss Abductions With Kim

Abe to ask Trump to discuss abductions with Kim

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will ask US President Donald Trump to convey to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un his ideas about how to resolve the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.

Abe met with the families of abductees in Tokyo on Tuesday.

N.korean Media Says There Is No Abductions Issue

N.Korean media says there is no abductions issue

An international broadcast by North Korea's state-run radio says Japan keeps ranting about the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals, saying the issue does not exist.

The Japanese news agency Radiopress reported that Pyongyang Broadcasting Station aired a commentary on Japan on Tuesday.

Ldp Official Sees Opening For Talks On Abductions

LDP official sees opening for talks on abductions

A senior official of Japan's main ruling party says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made no reference during the US-North Korea summit to his country's official stance that the issue of abductions has been resolved.

The Liberal Democratic Party's executive acting secretary-general, Koichi Hagiuda, spoke to reporters on Wednesday after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.