Japanese Abductee Families May Meet with Trump in November (News)


Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)—US President Donald Trump is likely to meet with the parents of Yokota Megumi and other members of the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents decades ago during his planned visit to Japan early next month, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō said Thursday.

Through the meeting, Japan and the United States aim to demonstrate to North Korea their solidarity in resolving the abduction issue, people familiar with the matter said.

Giving a speech in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, Abe disclosed that in a meeting in New York in September he asked Trump to have talks with the abductees' family members, including the parents of the iconic abduction victim.

According to Abe, Trump answered that he will meet them and said that the kidnappings by North Korea were awful.

Abe also quoted Trump as saying that he will do his very best to rescue Japanese abduction victims that have yet to return home.

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