Japan's Self Defense Forces to save own citizens in NK

Japan has said it is prepared to amend its laws to make it possible for its Self Defense Forces to rescue its citizens who have been abducted to North Korea, according to a report in Sankei News.

The report said senior officials of the Defense Ministry have discussed the issue with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and there has been a general consensus on introducing the legislation.

“We must have a legislation to provide care for Japanese citizens who are abducted,” said Vie Defense Minister Shu Watanabe.

Reviews are currently underway on how and what the legislation will cover, another senior defense official said.

The Korea Times