Kyodo News InternationalMay 17, 2013 02:46
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday the government will be briefed by Isao Iijima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's adviser currently visiting North Korea, after he returns to Japan later this week.
Iijima, who arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, will return home as early as Saturday after meeting with senior North Korean officials, including No. 2 leader Kim Yong Nam. The two countries have no diplomatic relations in light of numerous contentious issues, most prominently the abductions by North Korea of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s.