A Japanese man who spent more than two decades in North Korea after being abducted has renewed his call for the government to bring back all the other abductees still left behind.
Kaoru Hasuike told NHK in an interview that Japan should do its utmost to hold a summit with North Korea as soon as possible. He said that he believes a summit would be a great opportunity to help realize the early return of all the abductees.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has rejected North Korea's demand for financial compensation following a collision between ships from the two countries in the Sea of Japan.
A Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel and a North Korean fishing boat collided in Japan's exclusive economic zone off Ishikawa Prefecture on October 7. The North Korean boat sank but its crew was rescued by the agency's vessel. The crew members were handed over to another North Korean ship.