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Japan requests U.S. rescue of abductees in a North Korea contingency: CCS Suga

In response to a question on whether Japan and the U.S. will discuss rescuing the abduction victims in a contingency in North Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga stated at a news conference on Nov. 7: “We have requested the U.S.’s cooperation to ensure their safety if their safety is threatened.”


Suga stressed that “cooperation with our ally, the U.S., will be particularly important in a contingency.” He indicated that Japan has been providing the U.S. with information on the abductees.


President Donald Trump stated at his meeting with the families of the victims on Nov. 6: “We will make all possible efforts with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for their return to Japan.”

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