Families welcome North’s promise

May 30, 2014 2:00 PM

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Families welcome North’s promise

The parents of a girl abducted and later declared dead by North Korea expressed hope Thursday that there will now be progress in learning what happened and in bringing surviving abductees home, after Pyongyang agreed to reinvestigate the matter.

“I certainly hope that it will bear fruit,” Shigeru Yokota, the 81-year-old father of Megumi Yokota, told reporters at his home in Kawasaki, adding that this could be the “last chance” to make progress on the issue.

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