October 20, 2012
Wanted: A New Approach to North Korea
Japan Times, Japan Times
A decade has passed since five Japanese abducted by North Korean agents were returned to Japan on Oct. 15, 2002. That event took place a month after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il held a summit that culminated in the signing of the Pyongyang Declaration in which Japan apologized for its colonial rule over Korea and North Korea apologized for its abductions of Japanese citizens.
TAGGED: Japan, Korea, North Korea