Abduction Issue
The small print (Jan 30 2011)

The small print (Jan 30 2011)

#1: More abductee sightings Following last week’s news that Yaeko Taguchi had been spotted in Pyongyang last year, the brother of Shuichi Ichikawa reports that Ichikawa was spotted with his wife Rumiko Matsumoto in 2006, contradicting claims that they had died in 1979 and 1981 respectively. Ichikawa’s brother has not revealed his source. In related news,...

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Maehara Gets It

Maehara Gets It

After years of being bogged down by the abduction issue in the Six-Party Talks, Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara seems to understand that it can’t continue. Whereas top Japanese and North Korean diplomats could sit face-to-face with each other to discuss the abductions at the six-party nuclear talks, the multilateral dialogue is for discussing Pyongyang’s nuclear...

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