S. Korea’s Moon to raise Japanese abductee issue in summit with North’s Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will raise the issue of Japanese citizens who were abducted decades ago by North Korea, during Moon’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week, AP said. Moon told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a phone call that resolving the issue would contribute to peace in Northeast Asia, the president’s spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom, said Tuesday. Moon and Kim are to meet on Friday at the border village of Panmunjom in a rare summit between the Koreas. The rivals remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.