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] Japan's leader, Shinzo Abe, is making one last effort this Thursday to get a word in Donald Trump's ear ahead of the summit with Kim Jong Un. Tokyo has some concerns about the meeting. Those include worries that ahead of the US midterms, Trump might cut a deal that still leaves Japan in range of the North's missile.
And there is the return of the Japanese kidnapped by North Korea and held for years. For many in Japan, abductees are the issue when it comes to the North. Miss Morimoto's sister, Miho, went missing on an isolated beach more thab 30 years ago. Japan says she was taken by North Korean agents.
At the time Miho was just 20 years old. Her sister believes she's still alive.>> We would be left behind if Trump left out the abduction issue, and went ahead with removing sanctions.>> In 1984, Miho disappeared in her hometown in central Japan. Days later police called the family to say they'd found some of her belongings on a lonely beach hundreds of miles away.
When she saw three Americans released by North Korea last month, Miso wondered why Japan's abductees didn't get the same treatment.>> When I saw that I wondered, why can America save them and Japan can't?>> But Misa also thinks Donald Trump's straight forward approach to diplomacy might help bring back friends and family missing for decades.
Analysts say Shinzo Abe hopes Trump will at least raise the issue when he's expected to meet with Kim Jung Un next week.