Japan plans to ease sanctions on North Korea after talks

July 3, 2014 4:25 AM

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Japan plans to ease sanctions on North Korea after talks

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan said Thursday it plans to lift some sanctions on North Korea after the two countries held talks about Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime decades ago.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that after the negotiations between diplomats from the two sides this week, North Korea has agreed to set up an investigation into the abduction cases.

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