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Japan: Stand Firm on Rights in North Korea

Expand Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters into the prime minister's office in Tokyo on January 20, 2020. House of Councilors Plenary session starts on the same day. ©2020 The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images (Tokyo) – The Japanese government should reverse course and resume its practice of promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea, Human Rights Watch and almost 300 other nongovernmental organizations and concerned individuals said today in a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In 2019, reversing over a decade of past practice, Japan decided to opt out of…

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