December 06, 2023

Japanese abductee’s family wants Biden to address North Korean crimes

The mother of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean operatives at the age of 13, speaks out once again

Just a few miles south of Tokyo, 84-year-old Sakie Yokota addressed a pool of reporters and once again spoke of her missing daughter Megumi, whose return she has desperately spent decades campaigning for with no real lead in sight.

Megumi Yokota went missing 43 years ago at the age of 13. In 2002, then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il admitted that DPRK operatives abducted her in 1977.