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Stalemate on abductions to become prolonged

  • January 7, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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All papers projected that Japan’s talks with North Korea on the abduction issue will probably be derailed completely since Tokyo plans to enhance sanctions. According to several papers, an unnamed high-ranking GOJ official said: “Japan will not be able to cite the need to resolve the abductions as an excuse to maintain contacts with North Korea. It is important for us to take a concerted approach with the international community.”  

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