Japan, N. Korea discuss abductions of Japanese

September 29, 2014 1:25 PM

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North Korea said Monday it is moving forward with an investigation into the abduction of Japanese civilians by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s but is not yet ready to provide a preliminary report demanded by Japan.

Japanese negotiator Junichi Ihara and North Korea's Song Il Ho held one day of talks in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. Tokyo was hoping to receive preliminary results of the probe, which North Korea had earlier agreed to conduct. However, Song said after the meeting that the talks were n...

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