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

Sakie Yokota, whose daughter Megumi is still missing after she was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, 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 having been abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s. Five of them were returned after then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi met with Kim Jong Il of Korea of the North in Pyongyang on September 17, 2002, the very first summit between the two countries in the absence of diplomatic relations.

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