Abductee’s mother calls for action from Japan, 20 years after Pyongyang summit

Saki Yokota, whose daughter Megumi has been missing since her abduction by North Korean agents in 1977, has expressed her frustration with the Japanese government 20 years after a historic bilateral summit that saw the return of other abductees.

Tokyo officially lists 17 Japanese nationals as abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s. Five of them were returned after then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi met North Korean President Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on September 17, 2002, the first summit between the two countries in the absence of diplomatic ties.

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