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Japan seeks help in resolving North Korean abduction issue

NEW YORK -- Calling North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals a grave human rights violation, Japan's foreign minister on Tuesday urged the international community to lend support for realizing a swift resolution of the matter.

     "The abductions are a serious violation of human rights, and caused immeasurable suffering to the victims and their families," Fumio Kishida told a United Nations meeting discussing human rights abuses in the country.

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