Abductee's Father Receives Letter from Trump


Kobe, June 16 (Jiji Press)--Akihiro Arimoto, the father of Keiko, who was abducted to North Korea in 1983, has received a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump, it was learned Sunday.

Arimoto, 90, had sent a letter to Trump ahead of his visit to Japan in May, during which the U.S. leader met with family members of abduction victims including Arimoto.

"Akihiro--I am working hard for you. So is P.M. Abe," the handwritten letter said, referring to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"You will win. Great to see you!" the letter continued.

Arimoto said the letter was handed from a government official.

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