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North Korea Crisis

Abe seeks talks with Kim on North Korean abductions

Japan looks to capitalize on diplomatic blitz to settle decades-old issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean intelligence chief Suh Hoon met in Tokyo on April 29. (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are exploring a possible meeting as Tokyo seeks closure on past abductions of Japanese nationals and Pyongyang sees another chance at sanctions relief.

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