Remarks from Kim Jong Un’s sister spark hopes for summit with Japan

Remarks from Kim Jong Un’s sister spark hopes for summit with Japan

THE positive remarks given by the sister of the supreme leader of North Korea sparked hopes of a potential summit with Japan.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida‘s efforts for a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea could happen in the near future after an optimistic statement from Pyongyang.

Kishida last week told lawmakers Japan will not waste time to initiate connection with North Korea, noting that the move is extremely important.

After a few days, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s sister, Kim Yo Jong, stated that future relations between North Korea and Japan is likely.

The North Korean leader’s influential sister even hinted that Kishida could visit Pyongyang in the future.

Kim Yo Jong said a visit could happen as long as Tokyo will not make the issue of decades-old abduction of Japanese citizens an obstacle in building ties with North Korea.

The long-running issue of North Korea kidnapping Japanese citizens happened sometime in the 1970s and 1980s.

The talks with North Korea aims to secure the release of Japanese citizens from the neighboring East Asian country, citing sources from Washington and Tokyo.

If the summit pushes through, it will be the first meeting between a Japanese prime minister and North Korean leader in twenty years.


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