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Victim Says Efforts to Resolve Abduction Issue "Largely Failed"

Victim Says Efforts to Resolve Abduction Issue "Largely Failed"

   Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--Kaoru Hasuike, who was abducted by North Korea in 1978 and returned to Japan in 2002, expressed frustration over how efforts to resolve the abduction issue have "largely failed."
   "If reuniting victims with their parents is the most important solution to the abduction issue, that has largely failed," Hasuike, 64, said, referring to the passing of victims' parents in recent years.
   He urged the Japanese government to address the issue with a sense of urgency.
   Hasuike was abducted on July 31, 1978 with his girlfriend, Yukiko, at the coast in the city of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, central Japan.
   The two reunited in North Korea, married and had two children.

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