Japan, N Korea held informal talks on probe into abductees in late January

Japan, N Korea held informal talks on probe into abductees in late January
Japan's Foreign Ministry's Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Junichi Ihara.

Senior officials of the Japanese and North Korean governments held informal talks on Pyongyang's reinvestigation into Japanese abductees late last month in China, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Wednesday.

It is the first time that a meeting between Japan and North Korea on the issue has come to light since the two countries held talks in Pyongyang in October last year.

Japan is believed to have been told about the progress made in North Korea's reinvestigation into abductees and have demanded Pyongyang report on its probe as soon as possible.

The informal talks were attended by Junichi Ihara, director general of the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, according to sources.

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