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Japanese Delegation Heads to North Korea for Update on Abductions

A Japanese delegation left Beijing for Pyongyang October 27 for an update on North Korea's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said last week that the delegation, headed by Junichi Ihara, Director General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, will visit Pyongyang for four days from Monday. The delegation will hold talks with the North Korean special...

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