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Abduction issue by North Korea

In Yokohama-shi, we perform approach not to let abduction issue weather in hope of solution to abduction issue by the North Korean authorities.
In addition, we will act to follow, and to plan enlightenment of citizen public opinion about abduction issue while planning country and cooperation based on "law about coping to human rights violations problem by the abduction issue or other North Korean authorities" enforced in June, 2006.

[approach of Yokohama-shi]

<2013>

◆The screening of movie "it burgeons 30 years of - family torn up" and lecture by Mr. and Mrs. Yokota◆
 [the date and time] : Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 13:30 to 16:30
 [venue] : Tsurumi public hall hall

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<past approach>

 2012

◆It is-2012-abduction issue lecture◆
 [the date] : Sunday, December 9, 2012
 [venue] : West public hall
 [contents] : The screening of because movie "hears voice" of "mere now"
        Shigeru Yokota, lecture by Sakie
        Lecture by journalist Kenji Ishitaka
        Introduction of authorized missing person family
        "Message of Megumi and family" - Shigeru Yokota photo exhibition ...
 [the number of the participants] : 439 people

◆Conduct of street activity aiming at abduction issue early solution, early returning home of victim◆
 [the date] : Saturday, November 3, 2012
 [contents] :

  1. With Motoichi, Kanagawa, Kawasaki-shi and Sagamihara-shi, is hosted by "meeting of morning glory" supporting family of abductee; "cosponsored "ALL Kanagawa signature activity" for early rescue of abductee by North Korea.
    As part of the activity, we carried out street activity all at once in prefecture 3 venue (JR NEGISHI LINE Sakuragi-cho Sta. East Exit, JR Kawasaki Station East Exit, the Odakyu Line Sagamiono station square) of Yokohama-shi, Kawasaki-shi and Sagamihara-shi.
    In JR NEGISHI LINE Sakuragi-cho Sta., the Mayor of forest participated in street activity with prefectural governor, Shigeru Yokota.
  2. On January 25, 2013, meeting, the prefectural governor of morning glory, the Mayor of Yokohama, Mayor Kawasaki, Sagamihara deputy mayor submitted signature book of 34,845 writing brushes to Minister of State for the Abduction Issue Furuya.

◆Abduction issue workshop for the Motoichi staff◆
 [the date] : Monday, November 12, 2012
 [venue] : Opening of a port memory hall
 [contents] : Animation burgeons", and "it shows no
        Lecture by Shigeru Yokota, Sakie
        Lecture by Representative meeting Kanagawa Tomoyuki Kawazoe to save
        Introduction of authorized missing person family
        "Message of Megumi and family" - Shigeru Yokota photo exhibition ...
 [the number of the participants] : 395 people

Collection of links

Cabinet Secretariat abduction issue task force homepage "Japanese abduction issue by North Korea"

Ministry of Foreign Affairs homepage "North Korea" (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)

About National Police Agency homepage "Japanese abduction charge case"

National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea

Meeting (meeting Kanagawa to save) of Kanagawa relieving Japanese abducted in North Korea

Investigation Committee for issue of authorized missing person

Meeting (meeting of Megumi Yokota family support) of morning glory