- Politics & Government
Kishida Expresses Intent to Take the First Steps for Japan – N. Korea Summit
17:36 JST, November 27, 2023
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed his intention to work harder to realize a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his address on Sunday at a national rally calling for the rescue of people abducted by North Korea.
“I will strengthen the push toward early-stage talks,” Kishida said at the rally held in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.
“It is important for me to take the initiative and build relations between myself and the leader of North Korea,” the prime minister emphasized.
About high-level negotiations, which are under Kishida’s direct supervision, he said, “We are continuing to make approaches through various channels.”
Takuya Yokota, head of the Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, said, “The issue cannot be considered resolved until all people abducted are returned while our parents’ generation is still alive.” Takuya, 55, is a younger brother of Megumi Yokota who was abducted by North Korean Agents 46 years ago at the age of 13.
"Politics" POPULAR ARTICLE
Japan, U.S., S. Korea Foreign Chiefs Confirm Plans to Work Closely to Strengthen Deterrence
U.S. Warned Japan of China’s Hacking of Official Diplomatic Telegram System; Reinforcing Cybersecurity Key Concern
U.S.: Japan’s Cybersecurity Measures ‘too Little, Too Late’
Japan to Revoke Permanent Residency If Foreigners Fail to Pay Taxes
Japan and U.S. to Commence Training in Late March for Tomahawk Missile Deployment
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Current Account Surplus Doubles in ’23
- ‘All-country’ Stock Mutual Funds Popular with NISA Investors
- Japan Real Wages Fall at Steepest Pace in 9 Years in 2023
- Pressure Mounting for Wage Increases in Shunto Negotiations; Fears about the Response of Struggling SMEs
- North Korean Workers in China Riot over Unpaid Wages; 2,000 Occupy Factory, Kill Plant Manager