October 01, 2023

Obama meets relatives of abducted Japanese nationals

President Obama's meeting highlights North Korean human rights issue

U.S. President Barack Obama met three relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and '80s on Thursday.

The meeting marked the first time Obama had met abductee relatives, signaling that the U.S. and Japan wished to strengthen joint efforts to solve the issue of Pyongyang’s human rights abuses.