“Government Seriously Moves” Meeting to Solve the Abduction Problem Completely, November 16, Niigata 20:38
A large meeting was held in Niigata City, hoping for Megumi Yokota's return to Japan, and her mother, Sakie, in a video message appealed to the government to make serious efforts to fully resolve the abduction issue.
On November 15, 1977, Megumi Yokota, who was a first-year junior high school student at that time, was abducted by North Korea on the way home from school.
On the 16th, a “prefectural gathering” was held in the hall in Niigata City, hoping for Megumi's return home, and more than 700 people participated.
While her mother, Shiki-san, stayed hospitalized by her father, Shigeru, she decided not to attend in consideration of her physical condition and sent a video message.
“I didn't think that until 13 years old, Megumi 13 would n’t be able to meet at all until she was 55 years old. I believe that Megumi is doing well, so I ’m serious about the government. I would like you to move, ”and appealed to the government to seriously work towards the full resolution of the abduction issue.
Mr. Hitomi Soga, who lived in Sado City, attended the rally after being kidnapped by North Korea. “I am spending every day with painful feelings,” he said, and he was abducted together and wished to return to his home country, Miyoshi, who is still unknown.