February 21, 2024

Megumi Yokota’s parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue

Abductee's family ‘hates’ Kim Jong Un but are realistic about his ability to reform the system

Shigeru and Sakie Yokota have faced a ceaseless struggle since the day their daughter went missing.

It was the evening of November 15, 1977, when 13-year-old Megumi Yokota suddenly disappeared on her way home from her junior high school in the coastal area of Niigata city in northwestern Japan.