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DPRK 'prepared' to release report on Japanese abductees

By Reuters in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-12 07:39:35

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is ready to provide Japan with the initial findings of a special investigating team that looked into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang's agents decades ago, Kyodo news agency quoted a DPRK diplomat as saying.

The DPRK admitted in 2002 to kidnapping Japanese citizens. Five abductees have since returned to Japan.

Pyongyang had said the remaining eight were dead and that the issue was closed, but Japan pressed for more information about their fate, and that of others Tokyo believes were kidnapped.

DPRK 'prepared' to release report on Japanese abductees

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