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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea seeks new dialogue on Japan abductions

Kim Jong Un said to want another chance to explain findings

Families of victims abducted by North Korea stand with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump during a November 2017 gathering in Tokyo.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly wants to present findings again on decades-old abductions of Japanese nationals whose cases Pyongyang had declared closed -- a claim that Tokyo rejects.

The North has reached out to Japan in hopes that it will accept the findings and resolve the issue once and for all, according to Choi Sung-yong, who heads an organization for South Korean abduction victims.

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