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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.

Last update date February 18, 2020

[approach of Yokohama-shi]

<2019>

Gathering of people in Kanagawa thinking about abduction issue

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, we held "gathering of people in Kanagawa who thought about abduction issue" in work peer Yokohama.

[sponsorship] Abduction issue task force, Kanagawa, Yokohama-shi, Kawasaki-shi, Sagamihara-shi
[support] Meeting of Kanagawa assembly volunteer saving Japanese abducted in North Korea, meeting of morning glory
[the number of the visitors] 310 people
[held contents]
◆Sponsor greetings
・Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and abduction charge minister
・Governor of Yuji Kuroiwa Kanagawa
・Fumiko Hayashi The Mayor of Yokohama
・Norihiko Fukuda Mayor Kawasaki
・The Mayor of Kentaro Motomura Sagamihara
◆Guest greetings
Meeting's chairperson of Kanagawa assembly volunteer saving Japanese abducted in Yoshiaki Matsuda North Korea
◆Suit of abductee family
・Sakie Yokota (mother of Megumi Yokota) ※Video message
・Takuya Yokota (younger brother of Megumi Yokota)
◆Suit of authorized missing person family
Ryoji Saito (younger brother of Shoji Saito)
◆"To rescue all abductees" in lecture
Tsutomu Nishioka National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea chairperson
◆Cinematograph "it burgeons 30 years of - family torn up"

※In the second-floor lobby Shigeru Yokota photo exhibition, specific missing person panel exhibition,
We carried out the government abduction issue task force panel display, flyer brochure distribution.

<past approach>

[2018]
Conduct businessTimeConcrete contentPlace
Panel, photograph displayJuly 21[human rights Yokohama campaign 2018] We are similar and hold Shigeru Yokota photo exhibition
・The participation staff: About 1,500 people
New city plaza
November 25[human rights enlightenment lecture] We are similar and are displayed abduction issue enlightenment panel and others
・The participation staff: 240 people
The west public hall

Enlightenment business in the issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea

December 3 ~14 dayDisplay of abduction issue enlightenment posterThe city hall
December 9

"All abductee rescue! We hold photo exhibition ... of ... Megumi Yokota and family
・Other than photo exhibition, we carry out mini-concert, panel display, the DVD screening, the video message screening of Sakie Yokota, distribution of enlightenment material (leaflet, pocket tissue), suit of authorized missing person family
・The cosponsorship with Kanagawa
・The participation staff: About 10,000 people, pocket tissue 1,000 distribution

New city plaza   
From 10 to 16 on DecemberEnlightenment advertisement with information device of municipal subway Blue Line in the carThe municipal subway inside of car
[2017]
Conduct businessTimeConcrete contentPlace
Panel, photograph displayJuly 29[human rights Yokohama campaign 2017] We are similar and hold Shigeru Yokota photo exhibitionNew city plaza
November 23[human rights enlightenment lecture] We are similar and are displayed abduction issue enlightenment panel and othersSage hall

Enlightenment business in the issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea

December 4 ~15 dayDistribution such as display of abduction issue enlightenment panel poster, flyer, enlightenment articleThe city hall
December 10

"All abductee rescue! We hold photo exhibition ... of ... Megumi Yokota and family
・Other than photo exhibition, we carry out mini-concert, panel display, the DVD screening, the video message screening of Sakie Yokota, distribution of enlightenment material (leaflets), suit of authorized missing person family
・The cosponsorship with Kanagawa
・The participation staff: About 11,000 people

New city plaza   
From 10 to 16 on DecemberEnlightenment advertisement with information device of municipal subway Blue Line in the carThe municipal subway inside of car
[2016]
Conduct businessTimeConcrete contentPlace
Panel, photograph displayJuly 31[human rights Yokohama campaign 2016] We are similar and hold Shigeru Yokota photo exhibitionNew city plaza
November 27[human rights enlightenment lecture] We are similar and are displayed abduction issue enlightenment panel and othersKanagawa public hall

Enlightenment business in the issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea

December 7 ~16 dayDistribution such as display of abduction issue enlightenment panel poster, flyer, enlightenment articleThe city hall
December 3

"All abductee rescue! We hold photo exhibition ... of ... Megumi Yokota and family
・Other than photo exhibition, we carry out suits of mini-concert, panel display, the DVD screening, distribution, Sakie Yokota of enlightenment material (leaflets) and authorized missing person family
・The cosponsorship with Kanagawa
・The participation staff: About 10,000 people

New city plaza   
From 10 to 16 on DecemberEnlightenment advertisement with information device of municipal subway Blue Line in the carThe municipal subway inside of car
[2015]
Conduct businessTimeConcrete contentPlace
Panel, photograph displayJuly 26[human rights Yokohama campaign 2015] We are similar and hold Shigeru Yokota photo exhibitionNew city plaza
November 28[human rights enlightenment lecture] We are similar and are displayed abduction issue enlightenment panel and othersThe west public hall

Photo exhibition by meeting sponsorship of morning glory
※Yokohama-shi cosponsors

December 3 ~9 day

*Opening event pre-on December 3: We show short film "to hear voice" of "mere now", and Shigeru Yokota gives a lecture Norie couple, Kenji Ishitaka (journalist) already
・The participation staff: 95 people
*From 4 to 9 on December Shigeru Yokota photo exhibition "message of Megumi and family"
・The participation staff: 1,755 people

Aka Renga Soko the second floor of Building No. 1 space B C

Enlightenment business in the issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea

December 8 ~15 dayDistribution such as display of abduction issue enlightenment panel poster, flyer, enlightenment articleThe city hall
December 12

"All abductee rescue! We hold gathering of citizens of ... Kanagawa ...
・Panel discussion (appearance: Masahiko Tsugawa, Shigeru Yokota already Norie couple, Governor Kuroiwa Kanagawa)
・The cosponsorship with Kanagawa
・The participation staff: 170 people

Kanagawa Sangyo Shinko Center
From 10 to 16 on DecemberEnlightenment advertisement with information device of municipal subway Blue Line in the carThe municipal subway inside of car
[2014]
Conduct businessTimeConcrete contentPlace
Panel, photograph displayJuly 27[human rights Yokohama campaign 2014] We are similar and hold Shigeru Yokota photo exhibitionNew city plaza
November 29[human rights enlightenment lecture] We are similar and are displayed abduction issue enlightenment panel and othersThe west public hall

Enlightenment business in the issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea

December 10 ~16 day

Distribution such as display of abduction issue enlightenment panel poster, flyer, enlightenment articleThe city hall
January 24

Yokohama-shi abduction issue enlightenment lecture holds "we think about abduction issue"
・Lecture (Associate Professor at abductee, Niigata Sangyo University department of economics Kaoru Hasuike others)
・The cosponsorship with Kanagawa
・The participation staff: 250 people

Kanazawa, Yokohama-shi Sangyo Shinko Center
From 10 to 16 on DecemberEnlightenment advertisement with information device of municipal subway Blue Line in the carThe municipal subway inside of car

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