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          UN Panel on Climate Change Says We're Fucked      Cache   Translate Page      
by Katie Herzog
Welcome to the future.
Welcome to the future. Karl Spencer/Getty Images

Time to take up smoking, everyone! The planet is going to shit so fast, drought will probably get to you before the cancer does.

On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a depressing new report about just how fucked we are when it comes to global climate change. According to the IPCC, on the path we're currently careening down, the planet will increase in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, a mere 12 years away.

One-and-a-half degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) might not sound significant, but it is, and we're already two-thirds of the way there. A temperature increase of this magnitude will, according to the IPCC lead to an increase in catastrophic storms, floods, wildfires, droughts, and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, particularly those in already vulnerable areas, like Cape Town, South Africa, which nearly ran out of water this year. While people living in poverty and vulnerable areas are more fucked than we are in Seattle, the U.S. is already seeing the effects of climate change, from hurricanes in North Carolina to wildfires in California and floods in Houston.

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the goal of the agreement that resulted from the Paris Climate Accords—which, of course, Donald Trump refused to ratify, one of only three countries on the entire planet to refuse to go along. (The others were Syria and Nicaragua. Even North Korea agreed to comply.) Without drastic action—not now, but yesterday—the Earth will, in all likelihood, reach the 1.5 degree threshold in the next 12 years. And then it will get worse. At 1.5 degrees, an estimated 10 percent of coral reefs will survive ocean acidification; at 2 degrees, only 1 percent will. In other words, we're fucked.

The White House, of course, is too busy throwing campaign rallies and blowing the coal industry to give a shit, but climate change is real, it's here, and it will not get better with Donald Trump in office and the GOP running the show. Remember that 1.5 degrees when it comes time to vote.

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          US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”      Cache   Translate Page      
Trump spoke about the possible meeting during Nikki Haley's press conference.
          After Meeting Kim, Pompeo Says Now Sees Path to Denuclearized North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that after his recent meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un, he can now see a path forward toward the goal of denuclearizing North Korea.
          Are the “CRUNKs” beating EU’s ethical AI?      Cache   Translate Page      
By FinnishNews&NordicWeek “CRUNK” is a useful anacronym (China, Russia, North Korea) that describes well the biggest threat to democracy and ethical behavior – some will say that our largest member state of the Western world is also a threat to our security too. However, we can probably be correct in thinking that they will come to their senses soon. The same cannot be said of the CRUNK Club! This week Helsinki has hosted the AI FORUM 2018 with a full 2-day
          UN Panel on Climate Change Says We're Fucked      Cache   Translate Page      
by Katie Herzog
Welcome to the future.
Welcome to the future. Karl Spencer/Getty Images

Time to take up smoking, everyone! The planet is going to shit so fast, drought will probably get to you before the cancer does.

On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a depressing new report about just how fucked we are when it comes to global climate change. According to the IPCC, on the path we're currently careening down, the planet will increase in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, a mere 12 years away.

One-and-a-half degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) might not sound significant, but it is, and we're already two-thirds of the way there. A temperature increase of this magnitude will, according to the IPCC lead to an increase in catastrophic storms, floods, wildfires, droughts, and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, particularly those in already vulnerable areas, like Cape Town, South Africa, which nearly ran out of water this year. While people living in poverty and vulnerable areas are more fucked than we are in Seattle, the U.S. is already seeing the effects of climate change, from hurricanes in North Carolina to wildfires in California and floods in Houston.

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the goal of the agreement that resulted from the Paris Climate Accords—which, of course, Donald Trump refused to ratify, one of only three countries on the entire planet to refuse to go along. (The others were Syria and Nicaragua. Even North Korea agreed to comply.) Without drastic action—not now, but yesterday—the Earth will, in all likelihood, reach the 1.5 degree threshold in the next 12 years. And then it will get worse. At 1.5 degrees, an estimated 10 percent of coral reefs will survive ocean acidification; at 2 degrees, only 1 percent will. In other words, we're fucked.

The White House, of course, is too busy throwing campaign rallies and blowing the coal industry to give a shit, but climate change is real, it's here, and it will not get better with Donald Trump in office and the GOP running the show. Remember that 1.5 degrees when it comes time to vote.

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          Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States' ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has unexpectedly resigned. She made the announcement with President Donald Trump by her side earlier this morning, rejecting the suggestion that she was preparing to challenge Mr Trump in the 2020 election. Ms Haley has been the face of Trump's "America First" policy at the United Nations, leading the country's withdrawal from several UN programmes and defending Mr Trump's hard-line policies against Iran and North Korea.
          South Korea Says Kim Jong Un Wants to Have Pope Francis Visit North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
This wouldn't be the first time a Pope has been invited to North Korea.
          U.S.-North Korea talks strike positive tone, but next steps unclear      Cache   Translate Page      
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported significant progress in his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a visit to continue negotiations over nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula. The process has been fraught with mistrust, stemming from decades of hostile relations, and the United States trade war with China could put a damper on plans for collaboration. John Yang reports.
          Why More Dictators Are Killing and Abducting Dissidents Abroad      Cache   Translate Page      

In Sheridan Circle on Washington’s Embassy Row lies a small plaque, little noticed by both tourists and locals, marking the spot where a car bomb killed Chilean diplomat-turned-think-tanker Orlando Letelier along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt in 1976. Letelier, since leaving Chile, had become a leading critic of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, and declassified documents later showed that the dictator had directly ordered the killing.

A dictatorship killing one of its citizens on the streets of a foreign capital is a brazen act but is by no means unheard of. Social scientists have traditionally defined a state as the entity that controls the use of physical force for domination within a given territory. But states, particularly those of an authoritarian bent, have frequently sought to project violence against dissidents and defectors far beyond their borders. An effective authoritarian state needs its most prominent critics to know that an ice ax in the back is still a possibility, even if they leave.

While it’s not exactly a new phenomenon, as Letelier and numerous other historical cases prove, the killing or abduction of foreign critics by authoritarian regimes appears to be alarmingly normalized today. Also alarming: Some of the countries where these crimes take place seem uninterested in doing anything to stop them.

Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of its ruling royal family living in exile in the United States, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document related to his upcoming wedding. He has not been heard from since then, and Turkish officials reportedly believe he was murdered by a special team sent from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s government has been brutal to dissidents and opponents, and technically speaking Khashoggi entered Saudi territory when he went inside the consulate building, but he had apparently been unconcerned, telling friends before his disappearance that he had been treated well during previous visits to Saudi embassies and consulates. His fiancée says he told her not to worry, since “they would not dare attempt anything within Turkey’s borders.”

Then again, perhaps no one should assume they are safe from a government that more or less took the prime minister of Lebanon hostage for several days last year. Ghanem al-Dosary, a London-based Saudi dissident, told the New York Times that Khashoggi’s disappearance was a message from the regime to its critics “that our hands can reach you wherever you are.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Saudi government prove its claim that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate unharmed. While a reasonable request, this umbrage is somewhat ironic given Turkey’s own pursuit of its critics abroad. Under Erdogan, the Turkish government has launched an aggressive crackdown on supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the influential and controversial cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup. Thousands of accused Gülenists, including U.S. citizens, have been arrested, and the manhunt has gone global as well. Often, this is a matter of pushing foreign governments to extradite Gülenists back to Turkey, but sometimes the line between arrest and abduction has been blurred. In March, six Gülenists in Kosovo were shipped back to Turkey after being arrested over links to Gülenists schools, but Kosovo’s prime minister said he had not been aware of the operation, and local media dubbed it a “kidnapping.” In July, the government of Mongolia prevented what appeared to be an attempted abduction of a Gülenist school leader. Then there’s Gülen himself: Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into allegations, corroborated by former CIA Director James Woolsey, that Turkish officials had met with former U.S. National Security Adviser and unacknowledged Turkey lobbyist Michael Flynn to discuss a plan to abduct the cleric from his compound in Pennsylvania and deliver him back to Turkey. And that’s not to mention the beating of protesters in Washington by Erdogan’s own bodyguards in 2017.

Of course, the most prominent recent attack by an authoritarian government on an exiled critic was the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in March, an attack that Vladimir Putin’s government has only half-heartedly tried to deny. According to a BuzzFeed investigation last year, U.S. authorities believe that as many as 14 people, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky, whose death had been ruled a suicide in 2013, had been killed by Russian secret services in Britain in recent years. Dozens more opponents of the Putin regime have been killed under suspicious circumstances abroad.

China has also been reaching across borders to pursue its critics. Prominent dissidents have been reportedly abducted from Thailand and sent back to China for detention. As for foreign-residing Uighurs—the Muslim minority that Beijing has recently been repressing in a brutal campaign that’s been dubbed a “cultural genocide”—the authorities’ preferred tactic appears to be threatening their families living within China unless they return home.

Last week also saw the bizarre disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who led Interpol, in what appeared to be a highly unusual move by a state government against the leader of a major international organization, all the more troubling since the exact charges against Meng have not been made public.

Numerous other examples abound. Two women are currently on trial in Malaysia over the killing—likely in cooperation, willing or not, with North Korean operatives—of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the current North Korean leader. The government of Iran stands accused by French authorities of orchestrating the attempted bombing of a meeting of a prominent exile group in Paris.

The response of the governments of countries where these incidents happen has often been muted—and that’s a problem. The British government’s tepid reaction to the 2006 poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko very well could have led Vladimir Putin to conclude there would be little consequence for pulling the same stunt there again.

Often diplomatic considerations are behind these muted reactions. France, for instance, is unlikely to press its case against Iran too hard, given that it’s currently trying to preserve what’s left of the 2015 nuclear deal.

It’s hard to make those sorts of excuses for President Donald Trump, who has spoken approvingly of how leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and Erdogan conduct their business. When Putin suggested allowing Russian investigators to question 11 U.S. citizens he views as enemies, including former Ambassador Michael McFaul, in exchange for “cooperation” in the investigation of 2016 election interference, Trump called it an “incredible offer.” Trump was also reportedly reluctant and angry about the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning.

After days of silence over the alleged abduction and possible murder of Khashoggi, Trump, who often touts his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, finally acknowledged that there were some “pretty bad stories” going around about the journalist and U.S.
resident’s fate and said, “Hopefully that will sort itself out.” The Saudis are probably not too worried about a fierce U.S. response at this point.

But if we’re going to fault Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the sense of impunity felt by authoritarian governments, we should also acknowledge Barack Obama’s covert drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. This isn’t to draw any moral equivalence between the targeting of members of groups like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS and the murders and abductions of dissidents and journalists by dictatorships. But the targeted killing of a country’s enemies outside a declared battlefield was once considered exceptional, and the U.S. has helped make it routine.

More disturbing still may be the possibility that state violence is becoming globalized. The human rights community, more often than not, views the world in terms of distinct countries, classifying them as “free” or “unfree.” The much-maligned International Criminal Court is hamstrung by the fact that its jurisdiction is limited to only the countries that accept it.

Once upon a time, it was thought that globalization would undermine authoritarian systems in individual states as economic liberalization and new forms of communications overwhelm their defenses against outside influence. But the influence, of course, ended up going both ways. Today, we live in a world where China’s economic clout influences what classes are taught at U.S. universities and what movies are produced by Hollywood. The same internet that brings Western media into Russia allows the Russian state to influence elections around the world.

Authoritarian states clearly do not feel their authority is limited by state borders. So it’s no surprise they don’t feel their ability to inflict violence is limited either.


           Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      


By Associated Press

October 9, 2018 | 10:13am


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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.

South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the pope would be “enthusiastically” welcomed in North Korea.

Kim has been intensely engaged in diplomacy in recent months in what’s seen as an effort to leverage his nuclear weapons program for an easing of economic sanctions and military pressure.

North Korea strictly controls the religious activities of its people, and a similar invitation for then-Pope John Paul II to visit after a 2000 inter-Korean summit never resulted in a meeting. The Vatican insisted at the time that a papal visit would only be possible if Catholic priests were accepted in North Korea.

Moon plans to convey Kim’s desire for a papal visit when he travels to the Vatican next week. Moon said on Monday that he expects Kim to visit Russia soon and possibly hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


The Vatican did not comment on the possibility of a papal visit. But immediately after the news, the Vatican press office released a statement confirming that the pope would receive South Korea’s president in an audience at the Vatican on Oct. 18.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the audience will come a day after the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, celebrates a Mass for peace on the Korean Peninsula in St. Peter’s Basilica, where Moon will participate.

Francis visited South Korea in August 2014. On the plane ride back to Rome, he expressed hope that the divisions would be overcome, saying “the two Koreas are brothers, they speak the same language.”

“When you speak the same language it is because you have the same mother, and this gives us hope,” the pope said. “The suffering of the division is great, and I understand this and pray that it ends.”

North Korea’s reported overture comes a few weeks after the Vatican signed a landmark deal with Communist China, North Korea’s closest ally, over bishop nominations, aimed at ending decades of tensions that contributed to dividing the Chinese church and hampered efforts at improving relations between China and the Vatican.

Following an unusually provocative run of weapons tests last year, Kim has been on a diplomatic offensive since the start of this year.

He initiated offers for summits with Seoul and Washington, which led to three meetings with Moon and a highly choreographed June summitwith U.S. President Donald Trump at which they issued an aspirational goal of a nuclear-free peninsula, without describing how or when it would occur.

Kim has presented himself as an international statesman, sharing food, wine and laughs with South Korean officials and appearing thoroughly at ease during his meeting with Trump in Singapore.

But post-summit nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the United States got off to a rocky start, with the North accusing Washington of making “gangster-like” unilateral demands for denuclearization, and calling for sanctions to be lifted before any further progress in nuclear talks.

There are doubts whether Kim is willing to fully relinquish his country’s nuclear weapons, which he may see as a stronger guarantee of survival than whatever security assurances the United States could provide.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Kim in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Sunday for talks on setting up a second summit with Trump.

The Vatican’s priests were expelled by North Korea long ago and state-appointed laymen officiate services.

Estimates of the number of North Korean Catholics range from 800 to about 3,000, compared to more than 5 million in South Korea.


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          Trump: summit with North Korea's Kim will be after U.S. elections on November 6      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

          Nikki Haley resigns from UN Ambassador role      Cache   Translate Page      
Haley oversaw three large sanctions packages against North Korea
          Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Would 'Enthusiastically' Welcome Pope Francis if He Visited North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Would 'Enthusiastically' Welcome Pope Francis if He Visited North KoreaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.



          Critical food programmes in North Korea can’t wait for ‘diplomatic progress’, UN food agency warns      Cache   Translate Page      
North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and sustained funding for its aid operations there.
          Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang      Cache   Translate Page      

Seoul, South Korea, Oct 9, 2018 / 05:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday.

Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will personally deliver the invitation from Kim Jong Un.

President Moon, a Catholic, will also participate in a Mass for peace on the Korean peninsula in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 17 celebrated by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. 

During the most recent summit between Korean leaders in September, Kim told Moon that he would “greatly welcome” the pope Pyongyang, according to South Korea’s presidential office. 

On Oct. 7, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea to discuss details for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim to continue negotiation of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to the State Department.

“One of the key pillars of the statement between Chairman Kim and President Trump was that we would have better relationships, confidence-building measures. We would fundamentally change the nature of North Korea’s relationship with the rest of the world,” Secretary Pompeo told press in South Korea on Oct. 8 after the meeting with Kim.

Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher visited the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on July 5, where he said, “it is a very historic period, a period of hope and the Holy Father is supporting that movement.”

“I am sure with the prayers and support of Christians and other men and women in good faith around the world that many good things will be achieved in the coming months. We pray for that,” Archbishop Gallagher said during the visit.

Diplomatic negotiations continued at the third inter-Korean summit between Kim and Moon, which took place on Sept. 18 in Pyongyang during a week in which Catholics in South Korea celebrated the peninsula's martyr saints.

The First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook, participated in the Mass with Korean bishops as a part of the festivities. She asked for prayers for the diplomatic negotiations at Seoul’s Myeongdong Cathedral days prior to heading to Pyongyang for the summit.

Twenty-five million people live in North Korea, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. A United Nations investigation in 2014 produced a 372-page report that documented crimes against humanity, including execution, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, forced abortions, and knowingly causing prolonged starvation.

There are currently an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 people in North Korea’s six political prison camps, in which the U.S. State Department has found evidence of starvation, forced labor, and torture.

South Korean bishops have been leading Catholics in prayer for the reconciliation and unity of the divided Korean peninsula for decades. 

“Since 1965, the Korean Catholic Church has been praying for the true peace of the two Koreas and the reconciliation of the nation,” Archbishop Kim Hee-Jung of Gwangju wrote in April following the first meeting between the Korean leaders. chairman of the Korean bishops’ conference in April.

“Through these prayers, something miraculous is happening in this land by the help of God for whom nothing will be impossible,” Archbishop Kim continued.

“Until the day when complete peace is established on the Korean peninsula and divided peoples are united, the Catholic Church of Korea will accompany the journey for reconciliation of the people in unity.”


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          Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he had made "real progress" on his recent trip to North Korea and can now see a path toward the U.S. goal of eliminating the Asian nation's nuclear weapons.

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You know the Cuban government has been under a blockade even more severe than that placed on North Korea for upwards of 50 years, right? Why should they do the US any favours?
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          Press Releases: Department Press Briefing - October 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY
  • MIDDLE EAST PEACE
  • ISRAEL
  • IRAQ
  • NORTH KOREA
  • CHINA
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • CHINA
  • AFGHANISTAN

    TRANSCRIPT:

    3:12 p.m. EDT

    MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Nice to see you all. Okay, a couple announcements to start before we’re able to take a few questions today.

    First, I’d like to address the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, and I’d like to say that the United States is coordinating closely with the Government of Indonesia to respond to the earthquake and tsunami that struck there. Since I spoke to you last week, the United States, through USAID, is now providing a total of $3.7 million in assistance through our partners to deliver essential relief items, including shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, and other lifesaving aid. USAID is also airlifting heavy-duty plastic sheeting to Indonesia to provide for emergency shelter needs of up to 110,500 people. USAID has deployed a team of disaster experts to coordinate our humanitarian response efforts and is supporting a U.S. Forest Service emergency operations expert who’s on the ground providing technical support to the Government of Indonesia’s disaster response.

    The Department of Defense has provided three C-130s and has already transported nearly 30 – 63 metric tons of disaster relief supplies into the affected areas. The U.S. Government has also provided advanced technologies to help the Government of Indonesia map the disaster area.

    In addition, American companies have also mobilized to respond with financial donations, heavy equipment, transportation, and other humanitarian supplies. The U.S. citizens we were aware of in the affected areas have been evacuated. We have no reports of U.S. citizens who have been injured or killed by the earthquake or the tsunami, and we urge any additional U.S. citizens in the affected areas to contact their loved ones directly and update them on their social media status. If you’re in the affected area and need emergency services, please contact the local authorities.

    Next, I want to address something that the Secretary raised last week because nothing has changed. There are still 65 State Department nominees sitting in the United States Senate. That’s over a quarter of all the senior-level confirmable positions that the United States Department of State is tasked with using to achieve its diplomatic outcomes. There is bipartisan agreement that a fully staffed State Department is critical to American national security. The State Department has been criticized for having gaps in leadership positions, but now we’ve done our part to fix that; now the Senate needs to do its part.

    As the Secretary has said, these candidates are quality candidates. They’re not sitting on the Senate floor because of objections with respect to their quality, their professionalism, or their excellence and ability to deliver American foreign policy. The Secretary had addressed this last week, and he said we have members of the Senate for whom partisanship has now driven delay and obstruction of getting America’s diplomatic corps into every corner of the world. What Senator Menendez and other members of the Senate are doing to hold back American diplomacy rests squarely on their shoulders.

    And with that I’d be happy to take your questions. Anne, you want to go ahead?

    QUESTION: I wanted to ask about Jamal Khashoggi.

    MS NAUERT: Mm-hmm.

    QUESTION: Have you received any response from Saudi Arabia since Secretary Pompeo registered concerns regarding his disappearance?

    MS NAUERT: Sure. Let’s start out – first, I’d like to say I imagine that most if not all of you saw the statement that we put out last night. You probably also heard the President’s comments about it yesterday and also the Vice President’s tweet that he put out yesterday.

    From the Secretary on down, we have been engaged in this matter. This is something that we’ve been following. I understand that the President intends to speak with the Saudis, so I’m not going to get ahead of that conversation that the President may be having.

    In the Secretary’s statement, he said that we’ve seen conflicting reports about his status. We’re not going to make any judgments about what had happened to him. The United States is certainly concerned about his whereabouts. Senior officials at the State Department have spoken with Saudi officials through diplomatic channels about the matter. We call on the Government of Saudi Arabia to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: It was nearly a week between his – first reports of his disappearance and that statement from Secretary Pompeo. Why was there such a delay between those two events?

    MS NAUERT: So are you assuming that taking time to put out a statement means that the State Department has not been doing anything? Is that your assumption?

    QUESTION: What was the State Department doing before the statement came out?

    MS NAUERT: The State Department was engaged at the highest levels and also at the working level and having conversations with Saudi Government officials, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: And then so what was the reason behind that delay in the statement coming out?

    MS NAUERT: I wouldn’t – I wouldn’t call it a delay. The United States Government, as we handle situations in other countries as well, sometimes we decide to conduct our conversations and to conduct our diplomacy more privately than publicly because we feel that that could have the best outcome, and I’ll leave it at that.

    Okay. Hi, Lesley. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: You must be exhausted, having just arrived.

    MS NAUERT: Kylie is here, I’m here, so we’re doing okay for so far.

    QUESTION: Just arrived last night. Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. seen any evidence that Jamal might be alive?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t know what has happened to him. We don’t have any information on that. That’s why I want to say we don’t want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: You’ve called for a thorough and transparent inspection from the – investigation from the Saudis, but what about the Turks? Have you asked them for their evidence, if they’ve seen --

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I think that would be in the FBI’s lane and local investigators’ lane.

    QUESTION: But you said you – they – that on these diplomatic channels you’ve spoken to the Saudis, but what about the Turks?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I would imagine that through the course of our conversations with the Turkish Government – we have many conversations with the Turkish Government – that this has certainly come up.

    QUESTION: But that would be – that would be P, yes?

    QUESTION: Did the Secretary --

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on. Hold on.

    QUESTION: On Friday, I saw on the Public Schedule that Mr. Hale had a meeting with the Turkish ambassador here at the State Department.

    MS NAUERT: I was out on Friday, so I don’t recall what was on his private – on his public schedule. I’d have to just double-check on that, okay?

    QUESTION: Okay. So --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just not aware of it if it did. I was out on Friday.

    Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Since this happened on Turkish soil, wouldn’t speaking to the Turks and being part of their investigation be absolutely key to --

    MS NAUERT: I did not say that we have not spoken with the Turkish Government. I just don’t have any information on it at this moment. Okay? If I have anything in addition for you, I’ll let you know.

    Hey, Carol.

    QUESTION: Hi. Can I ask a follow-up on Jamal Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: Sure.

    QUESTION: So the UK foreign secretary has said that if the reports are correct, “We will treat the incident seriously.” I wanted to ask why can’t – or why has not Secretary Pompeo said that if the reports are true and the Saudis, our allies, turn out to be cold-blooded killers, that there will be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: I think that would be entirely a hypothetical question, and so if the Brits decide to comment that way, they’re more than welcome to do so. But we’re going to wait until the facts come out, and we call again for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: Will there be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: Carol, I’m not going to get ahead or assume that anything happened. We’re calling for a thorough and transparent investigation. And again, let me say this one more time: I’ll leave it at that. I don’t have anything more for you on this today.

    QUESTION: Can you just confirm if it was Pompeo?

    QUESTION: Does the Secretary plan to speak himself with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia, and did he raise this question when he spoke with the crown prince last week?

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm --

    QUESTION: There was a readout --

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm that the Secretary has had phone conversations, but I don’t have any of the details. And some of those would just be private diplomatic conversations, which I will not be able to read out. Last time I’ll say this: I don’t have anything more for you on this today. If and when I have more, I will bring it to you. Okay?

    Go right ahead.

    QUESTION: On the Palestinians.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Two quick --

    QUESTION: Is it okay? Can I have one more follow-up on Khashoggi, please?

    MS NAUERT: Sir, I don’t have anything --

    QUESTION: It’s in relation to what you just said.

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: Let me just --

    MS NAUERT: When I do, I would be happy to give it to you.

    QUESTION: Let me just ask my question, and you decide if you don’t want --

    MS NAUERT: Okay, I’ve not met you before, but go right ahead. Welcome to the State Department. And tell me your publication.

    QUESTION: Fadi Mansour with Al Jazeera. I’ve been covering this place for 10 years now, thank you very much.

    MS NAUERT: Pardon me?

    QUESTION: I’ve been covering this place for 10 years. I don’t come every day because I cover other places.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Well, it’s nice to meet you. You’re welcome anytime.

    QUESTION: Yes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ask questions. So --

    MS NAUERT: Go right ahead. And this will be the last question on this. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So the fact that you called on the Saudis to carry an investigation, is the State Department assuming that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the whereabout of Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: We’re not assuming anything. Only because it was their consulate, we’re asking them to conduct an investigation.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Said, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, very quickly, U.S. envoy Mr. Greenblatt said that the Trump plan, the deal of the century, is heavily focused on Israeli security. Does that mean that you guys are giving up on the two-state solution, or you see the – you don’t see any, like, contradictions between focusing on Israeli --

    MS NAUERT: This is something that we have talked about for a very, very long time. We support that if both parties --

    QUESTION: And this was --

    MS NAUERT: -- if both parties can agree to it.

    QUESTION: Right.

    MS NAUERT: That hasn’t changed.

    QUESTION: But this was only yesterday. I mean, he went out of his way to say that it is focused on Israeli security. What does that mean to you?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to parse his words. I’d just refer you back to his comments. But our position has not changed. As the President has laid out, as he did not too long ago at the UN General Assembly, that we support a two-state solution if both sides can agree to that.

    QUESTION: And one quick question on a young American student who has been detained in Israel for the past five days because she supports BDS. Are you – can you share with us if you’ve done anything? Has she contacted the American embassy, or are you in touch with her? Do you know her whereabouts?

    MS NAUERT: We are aware of her case. Our embassy is providing consular access, as we would to all American citizens. We value freedom of expression. You and I have talked about this many times.

    QUESTION: Right. Many times.

    MS NAUERT: Also in cases where people don’t agree with local policies or even the United States policies. Ultimately, it is up to the Government of Israel to decide who it wants to let into the country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: But she – this young woman, Lara Alqasem, she has a visa. She was accepted at the Hebrew University. She was going there to study and so on. She – all of the stuff that she should have done was already done. Are you not concerned about that?

    MS NAUERT: Said, it’s ultimately up to the Government of Israel, or any country for that matter, to decide which individuals, which Americans, it wants to let in. Okay?

    Hi.

    QUESTION: Heather, the issue is not that she wasn’t allowed in. It’s that she’s being detained.

    MS NAUERT: Excuse me. Or being detained. I don’t have any information beyond that. Okay?

    Laurie, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Nadia Murad, the Yezidi woman who was captured by ISIS and help captive, just won the Nobel Peace Prize, as probably everyone knows, and she spoke yesterday. And she did note one positive point, the start of de-mining in Yezidi areas, which I assume is related to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement in July at the Religious Freedom conference of extra money for de-mining in the northern Iraq religious minority areas. So they’re very happy with that, but overall it was a grim picture, and among her complaints was no justice for Yezidis. And you and others, including the UN, have recognized ISIS’s assault on the Yezidis as genocide, but the Iraqi Government hasn’t. Are you prepared to put any pressure on them to do so?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not familiar with her remarks. Of course, I’m familiar with who she is. She was one of the guests at our religious freedom ministerial that was held over the summer, and we were so proud to have hosted her here. My understanding is that the Vice President is meeting with her – I believe it’s today. The Secretary and I had a brief exchange about her becoming one of the co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’re really proud of her. She’s a very heroic woman, who’s done so much to advance the cause of not just religious freedom but also freedom for women, especially freedom from sexual crimes.

    I don’t have her comments. I don’t have those remarks, so I’m just not going to comment on it beyond that.

    QUESTION: How about her call for an international criminal trial for those members of ISIS who have committed these crimes against Yezidis?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I just don’t have anything for you on that today. Okay?

    QUESTION: South Asia?

    MS NAUERT: Okay, hi.

    QUESTION: Heather?

    MS NAUERT: How are you?

    QUESTION: Thank you. Welcome from (inaudible).

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Okay, on North Korea, this trip – has Kim Jong-un submitted a list of nuclear facilities, or you got anything from him for evidence of nuclear list?

    MS NAUERT: We sure did. We made a lot of progress. As you know, we just got back last night from three – four countries in I think it was three days. So it was a very busy time. The Secretary and Chairman Kim discussed the four pillars of the Singapore summit. That was something that was important for them to do. They spent considerable time together. The Secretary and the President, of course, have referenced that since – the Secretary just over at the White House, speaking about this.

    Among the things they also discussed was an upcoming second summit that would be attended by our President and also Chairman Kim, and we look forward to working on all of the details of that. They also agreed to instruct their respective working level groups, led by Steve Biegun, our special representative, and also his counterpart who was named in North Korea, to start intensifying discussions on some of those four pillars that were laid out in the Singapore summit.

    As you know, Chairman Kim had invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test site to confirm that it’s been irreversibly dismantled. We were pleased with that. And President Trump looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust that was first established at the Singapore summit.

    So we view it as making a lot of progress. We’re pleased with that.

    QUESTION: But North Korea has already destroyed Punggye-ri nuclear site and Tongchang-ri missile site. They --

    MS NAUERT: I think we can say this: We can affirmatively say that they invited a group of journalists out to watch something take place. Inspectors have not been there yet. So inviting inspectors to join, to take a look, and do their work is entirely different from what we’ve seen already.

    QUESTION: Is that happen for denuclearizations?

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry?

    QUESTION: Is this have for the denuclearizations, for what you – U.S. exactly needed to, but -

    MS NAUERT: That would be a positive step forward, and Chairman Kim agreed to that, to have inspectors at that site.

    QUESTION: Follow up on --

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Go ahead. Let’s just – hold on, I’ll come back to you. Hi.

    QUESTION: So you’ve made progress on a Trump-Kim summit. Do you have any idea of, like, the timing on that? Like, will it be before the end of the year or sometime afterwards?

    MS NAUERT: Well, as the President has said – and I’m not going to get ahead of the President, of course, but the President has said he looks forward to seeing Chairman Kim soon. As you all remember, when we were planning for the Singapore summit, that takes time. There are a lot of details that are involved in pulling together a summit of that magnitude. We need to find a place that both countries can get to. We have to compare schedules – Chairman Kim’s schedule, the President’s schedule, the Secretary’s schedule, probably National Security Advisor Bolton’s schedule – a lot of schedules. We also have to identify a place that has the infrastructure that is needed to accommodate 5,000 journalists. I believe there are 5,000 that were accredited last time.

    So there are a lot of things that come into play here, and so we are hard at work at that. I know Steve Biegun looks forward to having follow-on conversations with his counterpart about some of those details that go into the summit. And as soon as we have something for you, we’ll let you know. Okay.

    QUESTION: So would you say that the – what you’re waiting for to announce even a time or a location for that, is it all just logistical, then?

    MS NAUERT: Well, Michelle, as I just said, and I’ll repeat it again: A lot goes into this. We start with --

    QUESTION: I heard that. Yeah. You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: We start with comparing schedules.

    QUESTION: You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

    QUESTION: I’m trying to save you some time. So are you saying that it’s all logistical before you announce a date and time, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something?

    MS NAUERT: We are looking forward to having our second summit. The President is looking forward to doing that. The timing of that will ultimately be announced by the White House. It’ll be a White House led meeting. And when we’re ready to announce that, we will.

    QUESTION: But the question is --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

    QUESTION: -- since you listed all the logistics involved, are you simply waiting for logistics, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something related to denuclearization?

    MS NAUERT: We have not said anything about waiting for North Korea to do anything more -

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MS NAUERT: -- in order to have that summit. Okay. Nick.

    QUESTION: And when you say a lot of progress, since Punggye-ri is by many accounts an aging facility that’s already been destroyed, by allowing inspectors to come there and see this, which is not necessarily key to North Korea’s current and future nuclear program, why would you characterize that as a lot of progress?

    MS NAUERT: Michelle, I think that’s a very good step. I’ll go back and say it one more time. What you have seen were a bunch of journalists brought out to that site and you saw some sort of an explosion. Sending in inspectors to take a look around is an entirely different step and a step in the right direction, and we think that that’s progress, along with the other things that were addressed in the meeting.

    Nick, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Just as a follow-up to that, I think one of the big questions is what exactly the administration, Secretary Pompeo, President Trump, actually want to achieve from this summit. What’s the main – the headline goal for --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of the President. The Secretary firmly believes – and I know that this is much to your dismay, to reporters’ dismay – that our negotiations are best handled in public, so I’m not going to get – negotiate it here with all of you from the podium, and I’ll let our experts do the negotiating and do their work and not get ahead of that.

    QUESTION: Heather --

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

    QUESTION: Follow-on on that. The first summit was about general commitments, complete denuclearization by Chairman Kim. Do you expect from the next summit to achieve broader agreement with the ways and --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of what is being discussed at that summit, okay.

    QUESTION: Not what is being discussed, but what you expect.

    MS NAUERT: My job is not – my job is not to lay out what our policy will be.

    QUESTION: Because we see your goal; we don’t see your method. So --

    MS NAUERT: And – okay, so that’s a fair point. You see our goal, but you don’t see our method. That is something --

    QUESTION: Do you want to do it – work in progress, step by step, or do you want to have a deal --

    MS NAUERT: That is something that we will discuss --

    QUESTION: -- with everything inside?

    MS NAUERT: We will discuss that with the North Koreans and not the broader public, not the media, because we believe that negotiations – some of these complicated negotiations – are best handled between our country and theirs. And our objective is to get to the fully, final, verified denuclearization of North Korea. We are working hard toward that goal. We think we’ve made progress and we’ll continue working toward that goal.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Hi. Go ahead. Hi.

    QUESTION: India.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: So Secretary Pompeo did not meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Could you please shed some light on what happened? And what is – what was the reason given – provided by Chinese Government? Because it’s a understanding that arrangements were being made for this meeting to happen.

    MS NAUERT: We never announced any specific meetings ahead of our trip to China. Is it not every time that the Secretary would go to any given country that he would be meeting with the president of that country. Sometimes he does; sometimes he doesn’t. And so that was just a reflection of this trip, but I know the Secretary had good, constructive meetings with his Chinese counterparts that he met with yesterday.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. asked to such meeting to happen? Has the United States asked China – ask Chinese Government to arrange a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping?

    MS NAUERT: Not to my knowledge. Anything going forward, we’ll let you know when we have that planned.

    QUESTION: Would you characterize U.S.-China relationship as a strategic competitor?

    MS NAUERT: Well, look, they’re certainly a competitor. It’s a complex and broad-based relationship that we have with China, as you all saw in the comments and exchanges between the Secretary and his counterparts. We have areas of common interest. North Korea is one of them. Working to combat illegal narcotics is another area where we work well together. We also have areas of disagreement and areas where we have challenges, and we’ll keep working together on that. It’s obviously an important relationship that we need to work hard to maintain. Okay.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. Yes, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Ambassador – very quickly. Was the Secretary surprised that Ambassador Haley resigned? Does he have any comment? Could you share with us what was his reaction?

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the Secretary addressed that from the White House today, in which he talked about what a great partner Ambassador Haley has been. The Secretary and Ambassador Haley have worked very well together since the beginning of this administration, but I would say more closely once he became Secretary of State. At the working level, from my level, her team and Ambassador Haley have been wonderful to work with. Sorry to see her depart. This happens, of course, in administrations. The Secretary, I think, is sorry to see her depart as well.

    I’m not going to get into who knew what when and all of that. What is ultimately important is that the President knew about her decision well in advance. They had those conversations. I’m not privy to those conversations, so I’d have to refer you to the White House for that. We’re sorry to see her go and thank her for all her incredible service that she’s done on behalf of the U.S. Government and on taxpayers at the United Nations.

    QUESTION: May I just follow up?

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Okay.

    QUESTION: A follow-up?

    MS NAUERT: Last question. I’m going to have to go.

    QUESTION: So we saw the exchange of rhetorics when Secretary Pompeo was in China. Would you say those tensions now between United States and China would spill over to your cooperation on North Korea at this very critical time?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t think so, because China again and again has said to us, publicly and privately, that they are committed to the denuclearization of North Korea. They understand that; they recognize that. They recognize the importance of that matter. We don’t think they’re backing away. What we do say, though, is that countries including China and Russia can always do more. They can do more, but they are also one of the countries that had voted for UN Security Council resolutions, and so we expect those to uphold those.

    I’ll do one last question. Nazira, hi.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Were you at the White House earlier today?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Did I see you?

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: I thought I saw your yellow over there.

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: She gets around.

    QUESTION: Okay. Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Heather, I have two question, one question regarding Afghan delegation. Dr. Abdullah was here. What is their – do you think that they have any achievement? Do they meet any high officials, U.S. authority?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I don’t have any information if – as to whether or not Dr. Abdullah was here at the State Department or here in Washington. I can look --

    QUESTION: He was in New York. I’m asking about General Assemblies at the – New York.

    MS NAUERT: Oh, he was in – oh, at the General Assembly.

    QUESTION: Did he have any meeting with the Secretary of State or either President Trump?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t recall that. It seems like that was a year ago even though that was only two weeks ago, so I’m so sorry. My apologies.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MS NAUERT: I will have to check – double-check to see if he had any meetings with U.S. officials.

    QUESTION: Two weeks ago.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. I’ll check on that for you.

    QUESTION: Yeah. The next question, Ambassador Khalilzad.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: He is in Afghanistan and he traveled to Pakistan. Do you think that useful for Afghanistan, Khalilzad mission?

    MS NAUERT: I think it’s extremely helpful to have Ambassador Khalilzad out on travel. This is part of our team on the field, having our people do what they do best, and that is going out and conducting American diplomacy around the world. He is leading an interagency delegation to Afghanistan, to Pakistan, to the UAE, to Qatar, and also to Saudi Arabia. It’s a fairly lengthy trip. His mission there is to coordinate our U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. This is still Afghan-led, Afghan-owned. Our policy has not changed in any way. But we’re proud and pleased to have him out there advocating on this behalf and we’ll be working in close coordination with the Afghan Government.

    I’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you again real soon. Thanks.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:37 p.m.)


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Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Fiji as you celebrate your 48th year of independence on October 10.

The United States and Fiji share a deep and longstanding friendship based on common values. I would like to commend Fiji on the 40th anniversary of its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions. We appreciate your government’s continued efforts to enforce UN sanctions pertaining to North Korea. Our partnership in maritime security contributes to our shared goal of a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Fifty years of Peace Corps service in Fiji and hundreds of participants undertaking various U.S.-sponsored exchange programs underscores the deep bonds between our two peoples.

The United States looks forward to many more years of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and celebrates with you on this special day.


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【あべ外務副大臣のフランス及び英国訪問】
あべ俊子外務副大臣は,8日から12日まで,フランス共和国及び英国を訪問します。
フランスでは,2025年国際博覧会誘致に関するフォーラムに出席し,英国では,第4回野生動物の違法取引対策に関… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 外務省 (@MofaJapan_jp) 2018年10月9日 - 18:33

河添さんと馬渕大使♪ twitter.com/takarin_7/stat…

— Honey (@blograffiti) 2018年10月9日 - 18:50

@YoshikoSakurai @liyonyon @AbeShinzo @jimin_koho @masashi_nakano @housouhou @hyakutanaoki @KentGilbert01… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 空🇯🇵日本のこころ (@tyo21sky) 2018年10月4日 - 21:24

The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks - in other words,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2018年10月9日 - 21:32

杉田議員@miosugitaへの異常な誹謗中傷事件は日本の民主主義を揺るがす大事件なのに新潮社トップによる「新潮45」廃刊という言語を絶する言論弾圧を出版社自らが行った。悪質な言論統制は日本ヘイトの朝日だけでなくこんな雑誌まで誹謗… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 西村幸祐 (@kohyu1952) 2018年10月9日 - 19:43

今夜のアメリカ通信ぜひ、みなさんに見て欲しいです。
もう、引き返せない重大なパラダイムチェンジがありました。
日本のメディアに先駆けて発表します!!
live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv3157363…

— KENJI WADA 脂肪遊戯 (@media_otb) 2018年10月9日 - 19:56

<#米中戦争>米中関係悪化に拍車 ポンペオ長官を「冷遇」 習氏会わず、貿易・台湾で対立鮮明~ネット「いいんじゃないですか? トランプがますます本気になってくれるから。」「おっと飛行機がトラブルで台湾の空港に~。というシナリオはどう… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— アノニマス ポスト (@anonymous201504) 2018年10月9日 - 19:05

台湾、チベット、東トルキスタン・・・・みんなかっちゃんの友達 twitter.com/raijinja/statu…

— 高須克弥 (@katsuyatakasu) 2018年10月9日 - 21:32

【朝日】特定野党「臨時国会の照準は麻生大臣モリカケ責任追及と柴山大臣の教育勅語発言だ!!」~ネット「早く災害補正予算組まなきゃならないからから国会開け言うてたよね?」「結局モリカケかい!」 anonymous-post.net/post-2567.html

— アノニマス ポスト (@anonymous201504) 2018年10月9日 - 10:45

BBCニュース - SNS「グーグルプラス」個人向けサービス終了へ 50万人の情報流出か bbc.com/japanese/45795…

— BBC News Japan (@bbcnewsjapan) 2018年10月9日 - 21:34

占領は報道が要とも申しますし、NHKはもっと一般の日本人を採用したほうがいいんじゃないの?ダメなの?#nhk @nhk_nw9:職員の平均給与1,780万円のNHK、職員の犯罪率は民放の30倍!民間企業の50倍!~ネット「ご、ご、… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— だろん (@reddalon) 2018年10月9日 - 21:10

やっぱり左翼パヨクのバカは、礼儀を知らなかった!恥知らずな連中だ。こいつらが日本を駄目にする。と言うか、駄目にするために🇨🇳や🇰🇷🇰🇵の手先として動いている。

翁長前知事の県民葬に3千人 参列した菅長官に怒声:朝日新聞デジタル asahi.com/articles/ASLB9…

— Apollo11 (@Apollo129653438) 2018年10月9日 - 21:34

ミャンマーに対する円借款の供与(事前通報)
9日,安倍総理大臣とアウン・サン・スー・チー・ミャンマー連邦共和国国家最高顧問との会談において,「ヤンゴン下水道整備計画」他1件の円借款の供与に関する事前通報を行いました。
mofa.go.jp/mofaj/press/re…

— 外務省 (@MofaJapan_jp) 2018年10月9日 - 21:41

[ #米国 ]上院で超党派議員が原子力エネルギーリーダーシップ法を提案
中国・ロシアに原子力分野での指導的地位を脅かされる米国。米国は競争力ある価格で、最も先進的な原子炉を設計・開発しうる健全な原子力産業を持つことを目指す。… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 電気事業連合会 (@denjiren) 2018年10月9日 - 22:00

国際機関のトップを拉致拘束したのか、すげえな。習近平体制のほころびを必死に隠しているかもね。最近のこわい中国情勢→中国、前ICPO総裁を収賄など法律違反で調査 reut.rs/2QAZfMA

— 高橋洋一(嘉悦大) (@YoichiTakahashi) 2018年10月9日 - 22:25

河野外務大臣とスクバルネリス・リトアニア首相との昼食会
9日,午前11時30分から約70分間,河野外務大臣は,落合克宏平塚市長等と共に,訪日中のサウリウス・スクバルネリス・リトアニア共和国首相との昼食会を行いました。… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 外務省 (@MofaJapan_jp) 2018年10月9日 - 22:31

韓国が旭日旗を「侵略・軍国主義の象徴、戦犯旗」と非難する世論が巻き起こったのは、7年前のアジアカップ日韓戦でPKを決めたキ・ソンヨン選手がカメラの前で左手で顔をかくしぐさで日本人を表現し、世界中からバッシングを受け、その批判を免れ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— take4 (@sumerokiiyasaka) 2018年10月9日 - 22:26

もう直ぐ10万アクセスありがとうございます。◾️(55) 【Front Japan 桜】米中貿易戦争のこれから / リーマンショックから10年~世界の景気、日本はどうなる? / 「新潮45」休刊は言論の敗北 / 「安倍3選」の敗者… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 渡邉哲也 (@daitojimari) 2018年10月9日 - 22:42

グーグル+に不具合見つかる 一般向けサービスは2019年9月までに終了
#グーグル #米国
sptnkne.ws/jHH2

— Sputnik 日本 (@sputnik_jp) 2018年10月9日 - 22:40

4年前、NHK「ニュースウォッチ9」で大越健介アナ「在日コリアンの一世の方達は1910年の韓国併合後に強制的に連れて来られたり、職を求めて移り住んで来た人達で」と発言。(続くツイートの動画ご参照)当時の朝鮮人も日本人ですから、戦時… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— take4 (@sumerokiiyasaka) 2018年10月9日 - 22:41

Greece bans obese tourists from riding donkeys dailym.ai/2Po6zep

— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) 2018年10月9日 - 22:29

テレビ朝日、TBS、NHK、日テレなど地上波TV、そして、朝日新聞、毎日新聞が、絶対に真相究明に向けた報道をしない案件。なぜなら、関西生コン支部というコリアンコネクションの極左労働組合は、それらのメディアと、強固な〈ネットワーク〉… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 西村幸祐 (@kohyu1952) 2018年10月9日 - 20:04
          Donald Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un to come after November US elections      Cache   Translate Page      
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          North Korean hackers tried to steal $1.1-billion in attacks on banks      Cache   Translate Page      
A North Korean hacking group has tried to steal at least $1.1-billion in a series of attacks on global banks over the past four years, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye.

          S Korea to open film centre to enhance cultural exchanges with North      Cache   Translate Page      

[USA] Oct 9 (ANI): The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) of South Korea on Tuesday announced that it is all set to launch a pan-Asian film centre in order to commence cultural exchanges with North Korea.

In the ongoing Busan film festival, the state-backed council announced that the centre will be unveiled in 2019, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking to the media, Director of KOFIC, Oh Seok-Geun said that the film centre will also help film governing bodies of South Korea, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), China and Japan to discuss film-related policies.

In July, the council even set up a special committee to encourage South and North Korean film exchanges. It also aimed to explore opportunities to shoot in North Korea.

The council is also aiming to provide support for the local film industry. KOFIC is even on its way to build an online database system for compiling box-office information on independent cinema. (ANI)


          Will Pope Francis Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation? North Korean Leader Would 'Ardently Welcome' Visit - Newsweek      Cache   Translate Page      

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Will Pope Francis Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation? North Korean Leader Would 'Ardently Welcome' Visit
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Pope Francis could become the first pope to visit North Korea, after the head of the Catholic Church received an invitation from Kim Jong Un's. South Korea announced on Tuesday that president Moon Jae-in will pass on the invitation during a visit to ...
Another Trump-Kim summit has both dangers and opportunitiesThe Hill
Yao Ming serves as ambassador at China-North Korea exhibitionESPN
Mike Pompeo sees 'real progress' toward eliminating North Korea's nukesWashington Times
Reuters -CBS News -Wall Street Journal -38 North
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          [정미경의 이런 영어 저런 미국]폼페이오, 김정은에게 “넘어지지 않도록”      Cache   Translate Page      
[정미경의 이런 영어 저런 미국]폼페이오, 김정은에게 “넘어지지 않도록”신문A25면 1단 기사입력 2018-10-09 03:03 기사원문 [동아일보]김정은 북한 국무위원장(왼쪽)은 7일 평양을 찾은 마이크 폼페이오 미국 국무장관을 면담했다. 로스앤젤레스타임스 웹사이트정미경 국제부 전문기자·前 워싱턴 특파원 마이크 폼페이오 미국 국무장관이 4차 북한 방문을 마쳤습니다. 이번 방북은 김정은 면담을 통해 그동안 교착상태에 빠졌던 북-미 협상을 재가동시켰다는 데서 의미를 찾을 수 있겠습니다. 방북 성과에 대한 다양한 반응을 보겠습니다. △North Korea strikes a positive tone after Pompeo talks. 영국 파이낸셜타임스의 기사 제목입니다.......
          Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.
          Hyun Lee on Korean reunification      Cache   Translate Page      


President trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are ready to meet once again, after Secretary Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia over the weekend. RT America’s Sara Montes De Oca reports.

For analysis, RT is joined by Hyun Lee, Managing Editor of Zoom In Korea.
          KJU invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea, N.K spokesman, S.K presidential office said       Cache   Translate Page      
Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea, Seoul says
John Bacon, USA TODAY Published 8:28 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2018 | Updated 8:28 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2018



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          Will Pope Francis Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation? North Korean Leader Would 'Ardently Welcome' Visit - Newsweek      Cache   Translate Page      

Newsweek

Will Pope Francis Accept Kim Jong Un's Invitation? North Korean Leader Would 'Ardently Welcome' Visit
Newsweek
Pope Francis could become the first pope to visit North Korea, after the head of the Catholic Church received an invitation from Kim Jong Un's. South Korea announced on Tuesday that president Moon Jae-in will pass on the invitation during a visit to ...
Another Trump-Kim summit has both dangers and opportunitiesThe Hill
Yao Ming serves as ambassador at China-North Korea exhibitionESPN
Mike Pompeo sees 'real progress' toward eliminating North Korea's nukesWashington Times
Reuters -CBS News -Wall Street Journal -38 North
all 2,953 news articles »

          Nikki Haley helped lead Trump administration's efforts on Israel, North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley was a rookie on the international stage when she was appointed to the position in 2016

          Nikki Haley helped lead Trump administration's efforts on Israel, North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
Nikki Haley was a rookie on the international stage when she was appointed to the position in 2016
          Trump Eyes Post-Election Visit with North Korea’s Kim at Mar-a-Lago      Cache   Translate Page      
The historic first summit between the two leaders took place in Singapore. The next meeting could be on North Korean or American soil.
          Pompeo, Kim Direct Working Groups to Discuss 4 Pillars of Singapore Summit      Cache   Translate Page      
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pyongyang had not changed its intention to implement the joint agreement reached by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, the North Korean ambassador in Moscow said on Tuesday.
          NEWS: Pompeo: 'Significant progress' made on NKorea denuke trip      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made “significant progress” toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. While significant work remains to be done, he said he expected further results after an as-yet unscheduled second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. “It’s a long process,” Pompeo...
          Episode 252 Scott Adams: Israeli Bots, Ye, North Korea, #FentanylChina, Colbert      Cache   Translate Page      

Topics:  Colbert writer’s comment clarification…48 hour rule satisfied? Kanye heading to the White House, meeting with POTUS and Jared North Korea prediction: Meeting will happen this year (December) 2 Chinese nationals producing Fentanyl have been identified Democrat concerns about the courts being too conservative Would any state be dumb enough to outlaw abortions? Clever persuasion […]

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          Kim invites Pope Francis to North Korea, Seoul says      Cache   Translate Page      
Kim told Moon of his wish to meet the pope during last month’s summit of the two leaders, a spokesman said.
          THE POST 10/09/2018 NORTH KOREA WILL ALLOW INSPECTORS INTO NUCLEAR SITES      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Seoul is relying on big companies to invest in North Korea, so promised reforms take a backseat      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears not to be prioritizing corporate reforms as he relies on domestic conglomerates to drive investment in North Korea, critics say.
          North Korean hackers tried to steal $1.1-billion in attacks on banks      Cache   Translate Page      
A North Korean hacking group has tried to steal at least $1.1-billion in a series of attacks on global banks over the past four years, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye.
          Comment on Owen Jones, Idiot by Andrew      Cache   Translate Page      
<blockquote>Hyperbole on stilts.</blockquote> To be fair, when it comes to the likes of Mr. Jones advertising his views then it certainly can damage the health of society. But I doubt he means himself and his fellow travellers. <blockquote>capitalism</blockquote> I admire the bravery of the man, and the other capitalist haters like him, that they're prepared to endure the hardships of life in a capitalist hell such as the UK when they could easily move to one of the many socialist utopias. For example, look at how enlightened the population of North Korea are. You don't see them queuing up just to buy the latest iPhone or video game.
          10/10/2018: WORLD: Kim invites the Pope to Pyongyang, claims Moon      Cache   Translate Page      
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea’s President said yesterday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will deliver Kim’s invitation when he meets Francis next week during a trip to Europe, his...
          North Korea to Pope Francis: Come on down      Cache   Translate Page      

Huh?

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          What’s With The Trump-Kanye Bromance? [Opinion]      Cache   Translate Page      

Donald Trump and Kayne West

This week, Donald Trump is hosting recording artist Kanye West at the White House. The White House is, of course, the official residence of the President of the United States and has been inhabited by every president since John Adams in the year 1800, according to Scholastic. And on Thursday, rapper Kanye West will be there. Not familiar with Kanye? He’s married to Kim Kardashian, a reality TV star, if that helps at all.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Un has invited Pope Francis to come and visit him. And now we all live in a world where things that a North Korean dictator does make a lot more sense than things the President of the United States does.

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          Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections      Cache   Translate Page      

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

The post Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections appeared first on Worthy Christian News.


          Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang       Cache   Translate Page      
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday.
          Pompeo-Kim Meeting Signals Diplomatic Reset Between Nations - Scholar      Cache   Translate Page      
Promises and hopes for further improved ties aside, the key takeaway from US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is its signalling of a reset in diplomatic talks between the two countries, Simone Chun, fellow at the Korea Policy Institute, told Sputnik.
          Donald Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un to come after November US elections      Cache   Translate Page      

          US’ Pompeo Hails ‘Significant’ North Korea Progress; Experts Skeptical      Cache   Translate Page      

Pompeo said North Korea was ready to allow international inspectors into two test sites. Experts say the North appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges.

The post US’ Pompeo Hails ‘Significant’ North Korea Progress; Experts Skeptical appeared first on The Irrawaddy.


          Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Briefs President Trump on Recent DPRK Visit…      Cache   Translate Page      
Earlier today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was at the White House to brief President Trump on his recent trip to North Korea and the discussions with Chairman Kim Jong-un. Following the meeting with President Trump Secretary Pompeo delivers short … Continue reading
          Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI      Cache   Translate Page      
On Desperate Ground, by Hampton Sides.



This is the story of the First Marine Division in their battle with five Chinese Army Divisions at the Chosin Reservoir, and then fighting their out of the mountains of North Korea during the winter of 1950-51. This is a very good book, I recommend it.
          Trump says he wants to hold next Kim summit after midterms      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump told reporters Tuesday that he aims to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the November midterms."I just can't leave now," said Trump, who has stepped up his campaigning for Republicans as...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.
          Pompeo: can see a path to North Korea denuclearization      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he had made "real progress" on his recent trip to North Korea and can now see a path toward the U.S. goal of eliminating the Asian nation's nuclear weapons.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.
          Donald Trump expects second summit with Kim Jong-un after November midterms, hailing 'incredible progress'      Cache   Translate Page      
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be held after US congressional elections on November 6.Speaking to reporters as he flew to Iowa for a political rally, Trump said: "It'll be aft
          Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit N. Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

(AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday. The post Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit N. Korea appeared first on Religion News Service. Read More At Article Source | Article Attribution

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          Gregory Copley: China’s massive encroachments into Australian political life—buying off politicians incl a recent Australian foreign minister who became a lackey of Beijing. . . A nation can’t be sovereign if it can’t control its food supplies.      Cache   Translate Page      
http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow .. Gregory R Copley, author, Sovereignty in the Twenty-first Century; ed and publ of Defense & Foreign Affairs; in re: China. Confrontation between Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Wang had a temper tantrum, threatened the US Navy, Taiwan, and the US-North Korea conversation. In this era, the world is entertaining thoughts on national sovereignty. China always understood that there’d be a need for a showdown; with the European Union, which evaporated into a pile of jelly; now is having to rebuild its strategy to confront and push back against Trump, who stopped the inexorable rise of the PRC and the inexorable decline of the US [and kowtowing to China]. Beijing talks globalism and is a profoundly nationalistic government, incl control over it resources and food supplies, of which the PRC has inadequate supplies, esp food. A nation cannot be sovereign if it cannot control its food supplies; in WWII, Britain went from being a net food exporter to being a net food importer. Chinese people flocked to authoritarian leadership in the knowledge that it was restoring prestige and pride to China such as hadn't been seen since the last empress. . . . Australia has prospered for these last decades as China’s demand for resources . . . China has made massive encroachments into Australian political life, literally buying off politicians incl a recent Australian foreign minister, who became a lackey of Beijing; China is also buying lands and agricultural capabilities. Australia is now starting to import foods, which is ot healthy for either China or Australia. Australia is massively urbanized – 89.6% - so voters think in short terms, not in the longer term, as farmers do. Australia’s GDP has been growing less rapidly than its neighbors, such as India and certainly China (930% bigger than Australia’s); and Indonesia. In relative terms, Australia’s capabilities have radically declined; it had lots of oil refineries, but now has only a 15-day supply. Coral Sea: Chinese inroads in PNG, Vanuatu, and others. Australia is not yet seeing it being as dire a threat as is needed.
          Trump: Next Summit With N. Korea's Kim to Be After Nov. US Elections      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6. Speaking to reporters as he flew to Iowa for a political rally, Trump said: "It'll be after the midterms. I just can't leave now." Earlier on Tuesday, Trump told reporters that plans were being made for his second summit with Kim and that he thought "incredible" progress had been made in U.S. talks with the long-isolated North Asian country. He said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had very good talks with Kim over the weekend and that three or four locations were being considered. Pompeo echoed Trump's comments when he spoke briefly to reporters during a Tuesday afternoon visit to the White House. "While there's still a long way to go and much work to do, we can now see a path where we will achieve (our) ultimate goal, which is the full and final verified denuclearization of North Korea," he said. Trump and Kim held a historic first summit in Singapore on June 12 at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. His actions have fallen short, however, of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of its weapons and facilities and irreversible steps to give up its nuclear arsenal, which could threaten the United States. 'No Rockets Flying' Still, Trump was upbeat on progress so far. "You got no rockets flying, you have no missiles flying, you have no nuclear testing," Trump said in the Oval  Office. "We've made incredible progress - beyond incredible. "But I have agreed to meet," he said. "We have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim. I like him, he likes me, the relationship is good." Pompeo said on Monday the two sides were "pretty close" to agreeing on details for a second summit. He added that Kim had said he was ready to allow international inspectors into North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site and the Sohae missile engine test facility as soon as the United States and North Korea agreed on logistics. But experts questioned what Pompeo achieved on Sunday on his fourth visit to Pyongyang this year. They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges. Trump noted that the United States had not lifted the "very big sanctions" it has imposed on Pyongyang. "I'd love to remove them, but we have to get something for doing it," Trump said. North Korea is very interested in reaching some sort of agreement on denuclearization so that it can grow economically with the benefit of the foreign investment closed to it now, Trump said. The U.N. World Food Program said on Tuesday that the supply of food remained precarious in North Korea, where one in five children is stunted by malnutrition. More than 10 million North Koreans, nearly 40 percent of the population, are undernourished and need humanitarian aid, it said. "I will tell you they're calling, wanting to go there and wanting to invest," Trump said. "At some point, when Chairman Kim makes that decision, I think he's going to unleash something that's going to be spectacular, really spectacular. And I think he knows it and I think that's one of the reasons that we're having very successful conversations."
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea is supplying water in the North Korean border town of Kaesong using a facility in a now-shuttered factory park that had been jointly operated by the rivals.

The water is being supplied to a liaison office between the countries that opened in Kaesong ...

          CIA Democrats Call for Aggression Against Russia, Run Pro-War Campaigns in 2018 Congressional Races      Cache   Translate Page      

The 30 national-security candidates include six actual CIA, FBI or military intelligence agents, six State Department or other civilian national security officials, 11 combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, all but one an officer, and seven other military veterans, including pilots, naval officers and military prosecutors (JAGs).

The range of views expressed by these 30 candidates is quite limited. With only one exception, Jared Golden, running in the First District of Maine, the military-intelligence Democrats do not draw any negative conclusions from their experience in leading, planning or fighting in the wars of the past 25 years, including two wars against Iraq, the invasion of Afghanistan, and other military engagements in the Persian Gulf and North and East Africa.

Golden, who is also the only rank-and-file combat veteran—as opposed to an officer—and the only one who admits to having suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, criticizes congressional rubber-stamping of the wars of the past 20 years. “Over the past decade and a half, America has spent trillions on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on other conflicts across the globe,” his campaign website declares. “War should be a last resort, and only undertaken when the security interests of America are clearly present, and the risks and costs can be appropriately justified to the American people.”

These sentiments hardly qualify as antiwar, but they sound positively radical compared to the materials posted on the websites of many of the other military-intelligence candidates. In some ways, Golden is the exception that proves the rule. What used to be the standard rhetoric of Democratic Party candidates when running against the administration of George W. Bush has been entirely scrapped in the course of the Obama administration, the first in American history to have been engaged in a major military conflict for every day of its eight years.

All the other national-security candidates accept as a basic premise that the United States must maintain its dominant world position. The most detailed foreign policy doctrine appears on the website of Amy McGrath, who is now favored to win her contest against incumbent Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky.

McGrath follows closely the line of the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, supporting the Iran nuclear deal that Trump tore up, embracing Israel, warning of North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, and declaring it “critical that the US work with our allies and partners in the region to counter China’s advances” in the South China Sea and elsewhere in Asia.

But Russia is clearly the main target of US national-security efforts, in her view. She writes, “Our Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has testified that Russia is the greatest threat to American security. Russia poses an existential threat to the United States due to its nuclear weapons and its behavior in the past several years has been disturbing. Russia’s aggression in Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine, and Syria has been alarming. It’s becoming more assertive in the Arctic, likely the most important geostrategic zone of competition in the coming decades. The US should consider providing defensive arms to Ukraine and exerting more pressure on Moscow using economic sanctions.”

She concludes by calling for an investigation modeled on the 9/11 Commission into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Five other national-security candidates focus on specific warnings about the danger of Russia and China, thus aligning themselves with the new national security orientation set in the most recent Pentagon strategy document, which declares that the principal US national security challenge is no longer the “war on terror,” but the prospect of great power conflicts, above all with Russia and China.

Jessica Morse, a former State Department and AID official in Iraq, running in the Fourth District of California, blasts the Trump administration for “giving away global leadership to powers like China and Russia. Our security and our economy will both suffer if those countries are left to re-write the international rules.”

Former FBI agent Christopher Hunter, running in the 12th District of Florida, declares, “Russia is a clear and present danger to the United States. We emerged victorious over the Soviet Union in the Cold War. We must resolve anew to secure an uncompromising victory over Russia and its tyrannical regime.”

Elissa Slotkin, the former CIA agent and Pentagon official running in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District, cites her 14 years of experience “working on some of our country’s most critical national security matters, including U.S.-Russia relations, the counter-ISIS campaign, and the U.S. relationship with NATO.” She argues that “the United States must make investments in its military, intelligence, and diplomatic power” in order to maintain “a unique and vital role in the world.”

Max Rose, a combat commander in Afghanistan now running in New York’s 11th Congressional District (Staten Island and Brooklyn), calls for “recognizing Russia as a hostile foreign power and holding the Kremlin accountable for its attempts to undermine the sovereignty and democratic values of other nations.” Rose is still in the military reserves, and took two weeks off from his campaign in August to participate in small-unit drills.

Joseph Kopser, running in the 21st District of Texas, is another anti-Russian firebrand, writing on his website, “As a retired Army Ranger, I know first hand the importance of standing strong with your allies. Given Russia’s march toward a totalitarian state showing aggression around the region, as well as their extensive cyber and information warfare campaign directed at the U.S., England, and others, our Article 5 [NATO] commitment to our European allies and partners is more important than ever.” He concludes, “Since the mid-twentieth century, the United States has been a principal world leader—a standard that should never be changed.”

Four national-security candidates add North Korea and Iran to China and Russia as specific targets of American military and diplomatic attack.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/03/ciad-o03.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 10th, 2018.]
          It Could Be Worse      Cache   Translate Page      
There are places in the world that are worse than the rather sorry state of the United States of America these days. We have fallen far, but we are still no where near the bottom on this planet of ours.

We do not live in Russia where gangsters and oligarchs rule, unprovoked wars are fought, and alcoholism and suicide are so rampant that the life expectancy of men has plummeted.

We do not live in Venezuela which is experiencing an economic melt down.

We do not live in China which has capricious waves of crackdown on unpopular factions and propaganda talk out of Orwell's "1984", and minority populations on the fringes are treated little better than Jews in Nazi Germany.

We do not live in Syria or Yemen which are currently in the midst of active civil wars with international dimensions that transform these wars in proxy wars of a kind not seen since the Cold War.

We do not live in Saudi Arabia which is a vile theocratic monarchy.

We do not live in Afghanistan which is in the midst of a slow burning civil war that has been interrupted only briefly since 1979.

We do not live in North Korea where an emerging monarch arbitrarily executes people, starvation is rampant, and the entire outside world is shut out.

We do not live in Northern Nigeria where underfed herders fight genocidal wars against marginal subsistence farmers and high school girls are kidnapped en masse and turned into sex slaves.

We do not live in Uzbekistan where torture is the tool that is used to keep the masses under the leadership's thumb.

We do not live in Myanmar where soldiers kill and rape and burn down villages of a Muslim minority with abandon.

We do not live in the Philippines were a murderous thug fans indiscriminate violence and disasters routinely take great tolls on people's lives.

We do not live in El Salvador, where gang violence and unchecked criminal activity have reached such epic proportions that people are fleeing the country as refugees.

We do not live in Gaza where there are no resources, an embargo of the outside world, privation, oppression and sporadic military incursions, while local "democratic" leaders are often warlords and terrorists.

We do not live in Botswana where development is woefully behind and more than 15% of the population has AID/HIV.

We do not live in Somalia where warlord managed anarchy is still the rule, war driven famine is common place, and there is no legitimate government which can exercise meaningful control over the nation.

We are close on the heels of Hungary and Poland in backing away from and dismantling democratic institutions, but we aren't quite there yet.

We have a mixed set of economic signals, with falling unemployment but also falling real wages, with a trade war looming, but not yet in full bloom. But, we have not had to weather the economic collapse that struck Greece not so long ago.

We are no longer a shining beacon on a hill. We are no long the best place in the world to live. We have lost our leadership on so many fronts. But, we are far from the worst place in the world to live either.

          Kim Jong Un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea as Persecution of Christians Continues      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pope Francis Invited to North Korea by Kim Jong Un      Cache   Translate Page      
Pope Francis Invited to North Korea by Kim Jong Un The invitation to visit Pyongyang will be delivered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who will be in the Vatican next week during a trip to Europe. The gesture is reportedly designed to highlight peace efforts in the Korean peninsula. No other pope, other than the late Pope John Paul II, has ever been invited to North Korea. Kim Jong Il invited John Paul in 2000, but a trip never happened. North Korea and the Vatican have no formal diplomatic relations. North Korea's constitution promises a "right to faith," and state-controlled churches do exist. However, human rights activists say this is all largely for show.
          Kim Jong-un invites the Pope to Pyongyang      Cache   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to become the first pontiff to visit the state. The invitation will be delivered by the South Korean president. Sam Holder reports.
          U.N.'s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON – In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday that she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions.

The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters. And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss of one of the highest-profile women in the administration at a time when women’s votes are being vigorously pursued.

But Haley, the former South Carolina governor, has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration. At times she has offered strikingly different perspectives on world events from her more isolationist-minded boss.

A smiling Haley announced her decision at an Oval Office meeting alongside the president, bringing up her own political prospects even as she underscored her continued support for Trump. Without prompting from reporters, she said she had no plans to run for president “in 2020” and would campaign for Trump.

Haley, who is 46 and not personally wealthy, hinted in her resignation letter to Trump that she is headed to the private sector.

“I have given everything I’ve got these last eight years,” she said, referring to her six years as governor as well as her time at the U.N. “And I do think it’s good to rotate in other people who can put that same energy and power into it.”

Trump was asked why the announcement was made now since Haley is staying until the end of the year.

Instead of answering directly, he recounted how she has had to work on tough issues, such as Iran and North Korea.

White House officials had sought to put a hold on Trump’s record-setting turnover in the run-up to the Nov. 6 elections, with aides being asked months ago to step down or commit to stay through Election Day to avoid adding to a sense of turmoil.

Still, the prospect of post-midterm changes continues to hang over the West Wing, and Haley’s exit was one that has been discussed, according to a senior administration official not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

A number of officials speculated that the timing was meant to preserve the ambassador’s own political future. A post in the Trump administration has proved to be a rickety stepping-stone to either lucrative private sector work or hopes for higher office, and the risk to those ambitions might only increase after the elections if Democrats make significant gains in Congress.

Trump said Haley first discussed leaving with him six months ago. The senior official noted that their conversation coincided with the appointments of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and John Bolton as national security adviser in an earlier upending of top foreign policy officials. Haley had expressed some frustration that her voice had been diminished as the two men became the aggressive new faces of Trump’s international policy, the official said.

More recently, there was the awkward moment at the U.N., when Trump’s boasting of American economic strength under his leadership brought laughter at a General Assembly session. He insisted later that the delegates were laughing with him, not at him.

The six-month timeline also coincides with a high-profile spat between Haley and the White House in April, when she drew the president’s ire for previewing in a television appearance the administration’s planned imposition of a new round of sanctions on Russia. When the sanctions never materialized, White House officials said the plans had changed without Haley being briefed, and economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggested that she was confused.

“I don’t get confused,” Haley said in a sharply worded response to the West Wing.

Haley was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016 and last month coordinated Trump’s second trip to the United Nations, including his first time chairing the Security Council.

A rookie to international politics, the former South Carolina governor was an unusual pick for to be U.N. envoy. “It was a blessing to go into the U.N. every day with body armor,” Haley said, saying her job was to defend America on the world stage.

At the U.N., she helped spearhead the administration’s efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the international body, including the U.S. decision to leave the Human Rights Council and to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian Refugees.

Haley also secured three successively tougher Security Council sanction resolutions against North Korea – which the administration has credited with bringing Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table – and an arms embargo against South Sudan. But under Haley’s tenure at the U.N., the U.S. has faced strong opposition from Russia when it comes to addressing the seven-year-old war in Syria, and frustration from European allies over reimposing nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One he was considering five candidates for Haley’s job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks – or maybe sooner. Among those under consideration, Trump said, is former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. Trump told reporters that he has heard his daughter Ivanka Trump’s name discussed for the post, but said if he selected her he’d be accused of nepotism.

In a tweet, the presidential senior adviser and eldest daughter praised Haley, saying Trump will “nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador.”

She added: “That replacement will not be me.”

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s name has also been floated for the post, but Trump suggested he’d rather keep him in his current post “because he’s doing such a good job.”

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley clashed with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, denouncing “the siren call of the angriest voices” that disrespected America’s immigrants. Trump tweeted that “The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley.”

Haley has one child in college and another approaching college age, and she has the potential to make much more money in the business world. She reported owing between $500,000 and $1 million on financial disclosures filed as part of her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The debts included a personal mortgage of between $250,001 and $500,000, according to the report with the Office of Government Ethics.

Before she was named by Trump to her U.N. post, Haley was elected the first female governor of South Carolina. She was re-elected in 2014. As governor, she developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who helped lead the effort to bring down the Confederate flag at the Statehouse and helped guide the state through one of its darkest moments, the massacre at a black church.


          Democracy Now! 2018-10-09 Tuesday      Cache   Translate Page      
Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro moves closer to becoming president; IPCC warns humanity has only a dozen years to avert climate catastrophe; 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner Beatrice Fihn urges international cooperation to disarm North Korea.
          Penalty or 11-metre foot kick? North and South Korea work on unified dictionary      Cache   Translate Page      

Though the two countries speak the same language, more than 70 years of division have led to vocabulary differences

In the world of North Korean courtship, a person might ask their crush to “go for a walk”. In South Korea, the same couple would go on a “date”. The evening in North Korea could end with the couple eating “eskimos”, while in the South they would snack on “ice cream”.

While North and South Korea technically speak the same language, more than 70 years of division has given rise to a host of differences in vocabulary, especially with words that entered the language after 1945.

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Satellite photos and U.S. intelligence show North Korea continues to work on its missile program, even after Trump and Kim Jong Un's meeting in Singapore.
          Donald Trump to lunch with young black person Kanye West      Cache   Translate Page      

At noon today, Donald Trump will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss developments in North Korea and the possibility of … wait. Scratch that. Kayne West is coming to town! The official White House schedule for today had Trump lunching with Pompeo in closed session. But according to the Pool Report, Trump has dropped Pompeo for the first MAGA hat-wearing rap artist who happened to wander by.

“Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner.

But wait! Pencil Mike back in, because after an update it now it seems like Kayne can’t make it until Thursday. So Trump has to sit with Pompeo after all. Neither of them is probably happy about that.

According to the reports, Trump and those two hip young people (Kushner is 37, West is 41) will grab food on Thursday. The White House has provided an official list of topics for the discussion that will come between courses.

  • Preventing gang violence—presumably because Kayne is black, and a rapper, and so absolutely an expert on this topic even though he’s the son of a college professor who spent his early teenage years in China and was never in a gang.
  • Prison reform—presumably because … black.
  • Preventing gang violence—same.
  • Manufacturing resurgence in America—because Trump likes to put this thing that isn’t happening into every press release.

Actually, to West’s credit, he sponsored a foundation dedicated to improving literacy and helping young people get into music. After going through several permutations, that organization survives as Donda's House in Chicago, named for his late mother. So talking to him about at-risk youth and encouraging the arts as a means of providing opportunity could make sense. It just seems unlikely that Donald Trump knows that. Also note that neither music specifically, nor the arts in general, make the grade as a subject of discussion—because they don’t fit Trump’s idea of training a new generation of laborers.


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Pope Francis will be invited to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, the office of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in announced Tuesday.
          Election - 'I just can't leave now': Trump shelves summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un until after the midterms      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the midterm elections. "I just can't leave now," Trump...
          South Korea resumes supplying water to Kaesong border town in the North      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea is supplying water in the North Korean border town of Kaesong using a facility in a now-closed factory park that had been jointly operated by the rivals. The water is being supplied to a liaison office between the countries that opened in Kaesong last month and has been provided to the town’s residents as well, South Korea’s Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said on Wednesday. He said the resumption of water supply does not violate international sanctions...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 'real progress' was made during his talks with Kim Jong Un. Mr Pompeo has returned to the US following a trip to North Korea to discuss denuclearisation and to secure a second summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.
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PYONGYANG, North Korea — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a...
          Trump: Second summit with North Korea's Kim after midterm polls      Cache   Translate Page      
Three locations under review for second Kim-Trump meeting to take place sometime after November 6 midterms.
          Australia, Japan agree to keep pressure on North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

Australia and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforce sanctions on Pyongyang

The post Australia, Japan agree to keep pressure on North Korea appeared first on Federal News Network.


           North Korea's Kim Jong Un would 'ardently welcome' visit by Pope Francis      Cache   Translate Page      
Kim Jong Un, continuing his international outreach, invited the pope.
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Australia and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforce sanctions on Pyongyang
          10/10/2018: REPORT ON BUSINESS GLOBE INVESTOR: Alpha Architect aims to help Canadians be ‘more cognizant’ of banks’ fees      Cache   Translate Page      
Wes Gray sees Canada as the “North Korea” of investing. Citing a lack of transparency in the mutual fund business and an investing public seemingly content to pay excessive fees, the Canadian market is still a long way from a client-friendly regime,...
          Foreign minister says South Korea is considering lifting some unilateral sanctions to help diplomacy with North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
Foreign minister says South Korea is considering lifting some unilateral sanctions to help diplomacy with North Korea.
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Australia and Japan on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang.
          【みんな生きている】専門家パネル編[国連対北朝鮮制裁報告書]/NNN      Cache   Translate Page      
-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!専門家パネル「北朝鮮が核・ミサイル開発継続」》

国連安全保障理事会の北朝鮮制裁委員会の専門家パネルが8月3日、「北朝鮮は核・ミサイル開発を継続している」等とする報告書をまとめたことがわかりました。
ロイター通信等によりますと、報告書は、北朝鮮制裁決議の実施状況を監視する国連安保理の専門家パネルが中間報告としてまとめたもので、3日に提出されました。
報告書で専門家パネルは、北朝鮮が海上での積み荷の移し替え、いわゆる「瀬取り」の回数を大幅に増加させて石油精製品を密輸しているとしています。その上で、北朝鮮は制裁決議に違反して核・ミサイル開発を継続していると指摘しています。

■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※国連人権理事会(United Nations Human Rights Council=UNHRC)が調査要請を受理した事案
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年2月7日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年6月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県川口市南町
◆当時の身分:東京学芸大学教育学部1年生
◆特徴:
1)家ではあまりしゃべらないタイプ
2)ギターがうまかった
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市の自宅

【失踪状況】
失踪当日6:30~7:00頃、以前から言っていた新宿のガードマンのバイトに行くといって服を持って家を出たまま帰らず。
後に新宿にある全ての警備会社に電話で問い合わせたが該当者はいなかった。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ち出した写真が鑑定の結果、藤田 進さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
平成16年1月28日、埼玉県警に告発状提出。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3
■緑風香ブログ
http://ryokuhuuka.wordpress.com/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm

《特定失踪者・藤田 慎さんについて》
※藤田 進さん・隆司さん兄弟の叔父
◆氏名:藤田 慎
(ふじたしん)
(Shin Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年
◆生年月日:昭和6(1931)年9月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:東京都大田区蒲田
◆当時の身分:三菱重工業か石川島播磨重工業のどちらかに勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:65kg〜70kg
◆特徴:
1)柔道をやっていてがっしりした体格
2)川に潜って魚獲りをするのが好きだった
3)長兄(藤田 進さんの父)と顔が似ている
◆失踪場所:東京都大田区蒲田本町(姉夫婦の当時の居住地)

【失踪状況】
長兄に「旅行に行く」と新品の靴を借りに来る。
次兄夫婦には、「結婚したい人がいる」と相談。
また、弟にお金を借りに来る。
その後音信不通。
失踪から数年後、兄夫婦宅(埼玉県川口市仲町)に年賀状が届く。
字体は達筆(本人の字体に似ていた)。
差出人の名前がなかった。
消印は世田谷だったようである。
昭和51年2月7日、埼玉県川口市で失踪した藤田 進さんの叔父にあたる。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3

《特定失踪者・古川了子さんについて》
◆氏名:古川 了子
(ふるかわのりこ)
(Noriko Furukawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年7月7日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月1日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市菊間
◆当時の身分:三井造船社員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中学時代水泳部、高校では卓球部部長。
2)書き初めで入選したことあり、簿記、珠算和文タイプ等資格持っている。
3)左利き。文字を書くのは左右同じに使える。
4)左眉に途切れたような傷がある。
◆失踪場所:千葉県

【失踪状況】
午前中に美容院へ行き、午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
朝早く家を出て、美容院に「今日の美容院はキャンセルしたい。出かけるところができた。母親にも浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院からの電話で、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にしなかったが、それから何の音沙汰もなくなった。
7月に初めて貰ったボーナスは手付かず、預金通帳も置いたまま。
持って出たのは財布とハンカチくらいしか入らない、いつも持っている小さなバッグ1つだけだった。
その後、家にも勤め先にも全く連絡なし。中学や高校の友人も心あたりはなかった。
元北朝鮮工作員の安明進(アン・ミョンジン)氏が、「1991年に平壌市内の病院にいた女性と似ている」と証言している。
平成16年1月29日、千葉県警に告発状提出。
平成17年4月13日政府に対し拉致認定を求め東京地裁に提訴。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■救う会千葉ブログ
http://sukuukaichiba.blog.fc2.com/
■古川了子さんを救う会HP
http://2.furukawanoriko.michikusa.jp/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・関谷俊子さんについて》
◆氏名:関谷 俊子
(せきやとしこ)
(Toshiko Sekiya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年5月19日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市徳氏
◆当時の身分:薬品会社勤務。定時制高校在学中
◆身長:160cm
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の男性と幼馴染の同級生(女性)と千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、親類の男性が「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店の従業員は男性の兄と妹。
男性の乗っていた車も発見されていない。
関谷さんは古川了子さん(昭和48年失踪)と同じ高校で3学年下。
古川事件の1年後の同じ7月の失踪。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・遠山常子さんについて》
◆氏名:遠山 常子
(とおやまつねこ)
(Tsuneko To-o-yama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年6月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市田淵
◆当時の身分:県立高校学生(夜間部)
◆当時の勤務先:千葉市内のスーパーマーケット
◆身長:158cm~160cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:左右どちらかは不明だが眉の上にホクロの切除痕有り
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
引越しが終わったあとに、三人で飲食店に食事に来た模様。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・峰島英雄さんについて》
◆氏名:峰島 英雄
(みねしまひでお)
(Hideo Mineshima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:千葉市(稲毛区)轟町
◆当時の身分:会社員(千葉市内の電話工事会社)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■横田めぐみさんの帰国まで展示続行!大規模写真展を実施します。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月5日(金曜日)~横田めぐみさんの帰国まで
◆場 所:
A)神奈川県庁 エネルギーセンター棟2階フェンス
※神奈川県横浜市中区日本大通1
B)川崎競輪場 北門横仮囲い
※川崎市川崎区富士見2-1-6
◆主 催:あさがおの会

2.その他
◆どなたでもご覧になれます。

■神奈川県庁
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/access/index.html
■川崎競輪場
http://www.kawasakikeirin.com/pc/access/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県

【失踪状況】
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆特徴:中肉
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが見つかる。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県
◆当時の身分:自動車会社季節工終了後
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
2002年8月に男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県福岡市
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■【人権啓発講演会】
北朝鮮による拉致被害者の蓮池 薫さんが、「夢と絆を求めて ~翻弄された運命のなかで~」と題し、自らの経験を通じて人権や家族との絆について語ります。
重大な人権侵害、拉致問題について改めて考えてみませんか?
海老名市中学生人権作文コンテストの表彰式や人権ポスターの展示、拉致問題に関するパネル展も行います。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:平成30年11月4日(日曜日)
午前10時から正午まで
◆場 所:えびな市民活動センター ビナスポ 大多目的室(定員450名)
※神奈川県海老名市さつき町51-2
※事前申し込みが必要です。
◆主 催:海老名市
◆共 催:海老名市人権擁護委員会

2.プログラム
◆蓮池 薫さん講演:「夢と絆を求めて ~翻弄された運命のなかで~」
◆中学生人権作文コンテスト表彰式
◆人権ポスターや拉致問題に関するパネル展

3.申し込み方法
・海老名市市民相談課へ来庁
・海老名市市民相談課へ電話
・海老名市ホームページ

いずれかの方法で10月18日(木曜日)までにお申し込み下さい。
入場券を10月下旬に代表者に郵送します。

◆お問い合わせ:海老名市市民相談課人権男女共同参画係まで

4.その他
◆参加資格:海老名市内在住、在勤、在学の方
◆持ち物:靴袋、上履き(会場は「体育館」です)
◆託児あり(要予約。6カ月~就学前 先着5名)
◆手話通訳、要約筆記あり
◆磁気ループ希望の方は申込時にお知らせください。磁気コイル付補聴器(補聴器の”T”マーク)の場合、音声信号として音を聞くことができます

5.交通機関について
◆公共交通機関でご来場ください
◆市民活動センターの駐車場は一般利用者が使用しますので、講演会ご参加の方は駐車しないでください
◆車をご利用の場合は、市役所の南側駐車場に駐車し、徒歩もしくは当日運行するマイクロバスをご利用ください
◆マイクロバスは、市役所⇔ビナスポをピストン輸送します

■海老名市市民相談課人権男女共同参画係
http://www.city.ebina.kanagawa.jp/guide/kyodo/jinken/1007636.html
■えびな市民活動センター
http://ebina-shimin-act.com/access.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和53(1978)年7月31日
アベック拉致容疑事案
被害者:蓮池 薫さん(Kaoru Hasuike)
(拉致被害時20歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:蓮池祐木子さん(旧姓奥土)(Yukiko Hasuike)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
蓮池さんは「ちょっと出かける。すぐ帰る」と言って外出したまま失踪。同様に奥土さんも外出したまま失踪。
2人は昭和55年に結婚。平成14年10月に日本に帰国。
娘1人と息子1人は平成16年5月に帰国。
捜査当局は、拉致実行犯である北朝鮮工作員・通称チェ・スンチョルについて平成18年2月に、また、共犯者である自称韓明一(ハン・ミョンイル)こと通称ハン・クムニョン及び通称キム・ナムジンについて平成19年2月にそれぞれ逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

[July 31, 1978: Couple abducted]

Abductees: Kaoru Hasuike (20, male, Niigata Prefecture), Yukiko Hasuike (nee Okudo, 22, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Mr. Hasuike disappeared after saying that he was going out and would be back soon. Ms. Okuda also disappeared after saying that she was going out.
The two married in 1980 and returned to Japan in October 2002. Their son and daughter arrived in Japan in May 2006.
The Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant in February 2006 for a person known as Choi Sun-Chol, a North Korean agent believed to be responsible for their abductions, and in February 2007 also issued an arrest warrant for Han Myeong-Il (a.k.a. Han Geum-Nyeong) and Kim Nam-Jin, believed to be co-conspirators in these abductions. All have been listed with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県

【失踪状況】
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆特徴:中肉
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが見つかる。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県
◆当時の身分:自動車会社季節工終了後
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
2002年8月に男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県福岡市
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」公演のお知らせ》

■拉致問題啓発舞台劇「めぐみへの誓い―奪還―」寒川町公演を開催します

本公演は、国民の皆様が拉致問題への認識を深め、拉致問題の悲劇を心から理解していただく一助となるよう政府が企画したものであり、地方公共団体との共催により全国各地で実施しています。
本舞台劇は、中学一年生だった横田めぐみさんが新潟の海岸で拉致された当時から現在に至る拉致問題の経緯、めぐみさんや田口八重子さんたち拉致被害者の北朝鮮での生活等を描いたものです。
多くの皆様のご来場をお待ちしております。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月11日(木曜日)
13:30開場
14:00開会
16:30閉会(予定)
◆場 所:寒川町民センターホール(定員600名)
※神奈川県高座郡寒川町宮山165
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、神奈川県、寒川町
◆後 援:法務省、外務省、文部科学省

2.プログラム
◆主催者等挨拶
◆拉致問題の概要説明(行政説明)
◆ミニコンサート「空と海の向こう」
・シンガーソングライター 山口采希
◆舞台劇「めぐみへの誓い―奪還―」上演
上演:劇団夜想会

[出演]
・原田大二郎(横田 滋役)
・石村とも子(横田早紀江役)
・北 煬子(横田めぐみ役)
・半井小絵(田口八重子役)
ほか

◆拉致問題啓発パネル展示

3.申込方法
・往復はがき
・電子メール
・FAX

のいずれかの方法により、寒川町町民部町民窓口課町民相談担当までお申し込みください。
入場は無料です。

■寒川町HP
http://www.town.samukawa.kanagawa.jp/
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県

【失踪状況】
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆特徴:中肉
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが見つかる。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県
◆当時の身分:自動車会社季節工終了後
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
2002年8月に男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県福岡市
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■平成30年10月29日(月曜日)、横浜市情報文化センター6階(情文ホール)において、映画「めぐみ」上映会を開催します。

1.日時、場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月29日(月曜日)
17:00開場
18:00開会
20:00閉会予定
◆場 所:横浜市情報文化センター6階 情文ホール(定員230名)
※神奈川県横浜市中区日本大通11
※事前申し込みが必要です。
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、神奈川県

2.プログラム 
◆主催者挨拶
◆政府拉致問題対策本部「政府の取組について」
◆映画「めぐみ-引き裂かれた家族の30年」上映

3.申し込み方法
・はがき
・ホームページ

いずれかの方法で神奈川県国際文化観光局(国際課)に10月23日(火曜日)までにお申し込み下さい。
入場は無料です。

■神奈川県国際文化観光局
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/k2w/cnt/f1091/index.html
■横浜情報文化センター
http://www.idec.or.jp/shisetsu/jouhou/access.php
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県

【失踪状況】
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆特徴:中肉
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが見つかる。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県
◆当時の身分:自動車会社季節工終了後
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
2002年8月に男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県福岡市
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■平成30年10月14日(日曜日)、湯河原町立図書館(3階集会室)において、映画「めぐみ」上映会を開催します。

1.日時、場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月14日(日曜日)
14:30開場
15:00開会
17:00閉会予定
◆場 所:湯河原町立図書館 3階集会室
(定員100名)
※神奈川県足柄下郡湯河原町土肥1-4-13
※事前申し込みが必要です。
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、神奈川県、湯河原町

2.プログラム 
◆主催者挨拶
◆政府拉致問題対策本部「政府の取組について」
◆映画「めぐみ-引き裂かれた家族の30年」上映

3.申し込み方法
・電話
・FAX

いずれかの方法で神奈川県県西地域県政総合センター(県民課)に10月11日(木曜日)までにお申し込み下さい。
入場は無料です。

■神奈川県県西地域県政総合センター
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/m2g/cnt/f417344/
■湯河原町立図書館
http://www.town.yugawara.kanagawa.jp/chousei/access.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県

【失踪状況】
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆特徴:中肉
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが見つかる。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県
◆当時の身分:自動車会社季節工終了後
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
2002年8月に男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県福岡市
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!平成30年度拉致問題講演会開催のお知らせ》

■平成30年度拉致問題講演会を開催します

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:平成30年11月10日(土曜日)
13:00会場
13:30~15:30
◆場 所:松井田文化会館 大ホール(定員400名)
※群馬県安中市松井田町新堀530
◆主 催:群馬県、安中市、北朝鮮拉致問題解決促進議員連盟、救う会・群馬、群馬ボランティアの会(横田ご夫妻ら拉致被害者家族を支援する群馬ボランティアの会)

2.プログラム
◆啓発DVDの上映:「拉致 私たちは何故、気付かなかったのか!」
◆講演:荒木 和博さん(特定失踪者問題調査会代表)

3.申込方法
◆電話またはファクスにより、必要事項をお知らせください。
・必要事項
(1)郵便番号
(2)住所
(3)氏名
(4)電話番号
◆申込先・問合せ先
安中市市民生活課相談支援人権係または群馬県健康福祉課地域福祉推進室まで。

4.その他
◆手話・要約筆記通訳があります。
◆入場は無料です。

■安中市市民生活課相談支援人権係
http://www.city.annaka.lg.jp/gyousei/shimin/shiminseikatsu/h30-11-10.html
■群馬県健康福祉課
http://www.pref.gunma.jp/07/d0100047.html
■松井田文化会館
http://www.city.annaka.lg.jp/shisetsu/map_007.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■群馬県警HP
http://www.police.pref.gunma.jp/
■救う会群馬HP
http://sukuukaigunma.web.fc2.com/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・加藤八重子さんについて》
◆氏名:加藤 八重子(石川 八重子)
(かとうやえこ/いしかわやえこ)
(Yaeko Katou/Yaeko Ishikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和53(1978)年9月22日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年9月20日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:群馬県群馬郡群馬町(現・群馬県高崎市)
◆当時の身分:電信電話局勤務(交換手)
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:盲腸の手術痕あり
◆失踪場所:群馬県群馬町の自宅から

【失踪状況】
当日早朝、八重子さんの長女が部屋を見たら姿がなかった。
夫は夜勤で不在。
前夜は二人の子供とともにテレビを見ていて、子供は午後十時過ぎに就寝している。
部屋は変わった様子がなく、本人のパジャマを除いて、現金、履物、衣類、鞄など何もなくなっていない。
高崎署は事件の可能性も含め捜査を行ったが、全く手がかりが掴めなかった。
■群馬県警HP
http://www.police.pref.gunma.jp/
■救う会群馬HP
http://sukuukaigunma.web.fc2.com/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による加藤八重子さん失踪事件の解説】
加藤八重子さんは昭和53(1978)年9月22日に群馬県群馬町の自宅から失踪しました。
当日朝、お嬢さんが八重子さんの部屋を見たら姿がなく、寝ていた掛け布団が真ん中だけ膨らみ、誰かに引っ張られて出されたという感じで残されていました。当時38歳。
ご主人はその晩夜勤で不在でした。
前夜は2人のお子さんとともにテレビを見ていて、お子さんたちは午後10時過ぎに就寝しています。
部屋は変わった様子がなく、本人のパジャマを除いて現金、履物、衣類、鞄など全て残っていました。
先日お嬢さんとお会いし、あらためて色々お聞きしたのですが、お話ししていてふと気付いたことがありました。
加藤さんのケースは大多数の特定失踪者と異なり、失踪直後から警察が事件性を察知して動いたケースだということです。
子供を別にすれば、大多数の特定失踪者の場合は家族が届出をしても「事件性なし」と判断され、警察はほとんど動くことはありません。警察には年間10万人近い失踪者の届けがあるので、ある程度仕方ないことではあります。
その意味で加藤さんの失踪事件は特異なケースなのですが、警察の視点は北朝鮮による拉致ではなく、一般の刑事事件としてでした。
警察が最初に疑ったのはご主人で、さらに親族も含めてかなり厳しく調べられたそうです。当時小学生だったお嬢さんですら取調室のようなところで事情聴取をされたとのことでした。
しかし、結局何も出てこず、その後は音沙汰なしになっています。
加藤さんの布団の状況からすれば自分から布団を出たとは考えられません。自分から出たなら布団を畳むかめくるかしているでしょうから。
しかも履物もなくなっていないのですから、考えられるのは意識を失った状態で他人に引っ張り出され、そのまま連れ去られたということです。
ところで加藤八重子さんは電電公社(現在のNTT)の職員でした。そしてご主人は国鉄(現在のJR)に勤めていました。どちらも労働組合は旧社会党系です。
また、ご主人は1か月前、職場の野球大会のとき家の鍵を盗まれていました。
失踪時に警察は事件性を考えてかなり綿密に調べているのですから、家族が犯人でないと分かった時点で、他に何がありうるかを考えたはずです。そのとき、北朝鮮とまでは思わなかったとしても、職場のことを考えなかったとは思えません。群馬県は金丸・田辺訪朝団で有名な田辺 誠・元社会党委員長の地元でもあります。様々な意味で北朝鮮との関係も深く、後に原 敕晁さんを拉致して成り代わる北朝鮮工作員・辛光洙(シン・グァンス)が高崎や前橋のパチンコ屋に身を隠していたこともありました。
このところ色々な情報が出てくる中で、日本人協力者、特に社会党ないし社会党系労組にいた北朝鮮シンパの活動が注目されています。職場の野球で家の鍵が盗まれていること、ご主人の夜勤のときに奥さんが失踪していることからして、周囲にいる事情に詳しい人間が動いた可能性も少なくありません。
加藤さんの失踪は35年前の事件ではあっても、未解決の刑事事件として警察に何らかの記録は残っているはずです。また、当時盛んだった自民党・社会党の裏取引の中でこのような問題が握り潰されたことはなかったのかとの懸念もあります。
これまでただ一人の拉致実行犯も起訴できていない警察としては、「一所懸命やっている」というだけではなく、ぜひ結果を出して真相を究明していただきたいと希望する次第です。

《特定失踪者・横田道人さんについて》
◆氏名:横田 道人
(よこたみちひと)
(Michihito Yokota)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年1月27日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年7月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:群馬県碓氷郡松井田町(現・群馬県安中市松井田町)
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:173cm
◆体重:68kg
◆失踪場所:群馬県安中市安中のバス停

【失踪状況】
群馬大学工学部応用化学科を卒業し、東邦亜鉛に入社して1年後。
当日は給料日、会社の昼休みに安中駅前郵便局に預金している。
同日残業後午後7時頃、安中市内の電器店にステレオの月賦を支払い、松井田駅行きのバスで帰宅する予定だった。
午後7時30分頃、電器店前のバス停に立っていたのを同店主が見届けたのを最後に行方不明となり、その後全く手がかりなし。

《特定失踪者・井上克美さんについて》
◆氏名:井上 克美
(いのうえかつよし)
(Katsuyoshi Inoue)
◆失踪年月日:昭和46(1971)年12月29日
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年6月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県蕨市
◆当時の身分:電気工事店勤務
◆群馬県前橋市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日会社の忘年会の後、川口市内の飲食店で飲み(午前0時~1時)、寿司屋で食事をしたあと友人と別れた。当時泥酔状態。
夜帰宅しなかったので翌30日前実家に電話があり両親も知った。
妻の話では正月は家に行くと言っていたので実家に帰っているのではと思い電話したとのこと。
運転免許の更新もなし。
連絡も一切なし。
長男が生まれる直前だった。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■平成30年10月26日(金曜日)、稚内総合文化センター(会議室A)において、映画「めぐみ」上映会を開催します。

1.日時、場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月26日(金曜日)
13:15開場
13:30開会
15:15閉会予定
※事前申し込みが必要です。
◆場 所:稚内総合文化センター(会議室A)
※北海道稚内市中央3丁目
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、北海道、北朝鮮に拉致された日本人を救出する北海道の会
◆共 催:稚内市
 
2.プログラム
◆13:30 開会挨拶
◆13:35 政府の取組について
◆13:45 映画「めぐみ」(90分)上映
◆15:15 終了

3.申し込み方法
・FAX
・Eメール

のいずれかで北海道宗谷総合振興局地域政策課までお申し込み下さい。
入場無料、定員80名です。

■北海道宗谷総合振興局地域政策課
http://www.souya.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ts/tss/index.htm
■稚内総合文化センター
http://www.city.wakkanai.hokkaido.jp/kyoiku/kakusyushisetsu/bunkacenter.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・斉藤四郎さんについて》
◆氏名:斉藤 四郎
(さいとうしろう)
(Shirou Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和31(1956)年3月18日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年11月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:板金工見習
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
昭和29年から板金見習として住み込みで働いていた。
当日は板金組合の講習があり、朝会社の人と一緒に行ったというが講習会場には行っていない。会社にも戻ってこなかった。
会社の同僚の話では、前夜布団を被って泣いていたとのこと。

《特定失踪者・吉田信夫さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 信夫
(よしだのぶお)
(Nobuo Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月25日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年8月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:北海道小樽市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:右目の視力が弱く多少斜視
◆失踪場所:札幌市の会社を退社後

【失踪状況】
手稲工場を退社後行方不明となる。
汽車通勤で転勤後間もないため小樽工場へ立ち寄った可能性がある。

《特定失踪者・阿部妙子さんについて》
◆氏名:阿部 妙子
(あべたえこ)
(Taeko Abe)
◆別名:山田 妙子
(やまだたえこ)
(Taeko Yamada)
◆失踪年月日:昭和50(1975)年8月25日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年2月17日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆身長:167cm~168cm
◆体重:45kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)話をするとき歯を舌で隠すような話し方
2)細身で足が長くスタイルは良かった
3)顔は小さく卵形
4)色白
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
本名は阿部妙子。
山田妙子、山田洋子という通称を使っていた。
家族が同棲相手に電話したところ「2、3日前からいない」と言われて友人と部屋を訪ねたが姿はなかった。
失踪の数日前電話があり「兄弟仲良く、元気で暮らすように」と言われた。
その後妹が、妙子さんの友人から「妙子さんがお別れの挨拶に来た。別人のようにやつれていたし、どこかに行くの?」と聞かれた。

《特定失踪者・本多茂樹さんについて》
◆氏名:本多 茂樹
(ほんだしげき)
(Shigeki Honda)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年5月21日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年8月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市豊平区
◆当時の身分:電話に関する仕事
◆身長:160cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)色白
◆失踪場所:青函連絡船

【失踪状況】
就職のため東京へ行く途中、青函連絡船の中に荷物だけ残し行方不明。
北海道警は自殺であろうといい、家族もそうかと思い仏事も済ませたところ、実家や兄のところに、約8ヶ月間、度々無言電話がかかってきた。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《特定失踪者・長尾直子さんについて》
◆氏名:長尾 直子
(ながおなおこ)
(Naoko Nagao)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年3月16日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年10月25日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市北区
◆当時の身分:自動車学校事務員
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:45kg
◆特徴:
1)コンタクトレンズ使用
2)前歯2本ほど差し歯
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市北区篠路

【失踪状況】
いつも通り出勤したがすぐに傘を取りに引き返してきた。
会社に着いたと思われる頃会社から出勤していないと連絡。
普段は会社から日に1、2回電話してくる。
夜になっても連絡なし、心当たりもあたったが分からず。
身の回りのものは手つかずで、預金を下ろしたりもしていない。

《特定失踪者・武山京子さんについて》
◆氏名:武山 京子
(たけやまきょうこ)
(Kyouko Takeyama)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年6月12日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年12月20日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:56歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市清田区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:145cm
◆体重:48kg
◆特徴:
1)面長
2)左手第四指(薬指)第一関節欠損
3)第三指(中指)第二関節変形

【失踪状況】
6月12日午前8時ころ、浜益郡浜益村の通称大阪山にタケノコ採りに入り失踪。
大捜索するが遺留品は全くなし。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■平成30年10月17日(水曜日)、函館コミュニティプラザ(Gスクエア)において、映画「めぐみ」上映会を開催します。

1.日時、場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月17日(水曜日)
12:45開場
13:00開会
14:45閉会予定
※事前申し込みが必要です。
◆場 所:函館コミュニティプラザ(Gスクエア)
※北海道函館市本町24番1号 シエスタハコダテ4階
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、北海道、函館市、北朝鮮に拉致された日本人を救出する北海道の会
 
2.プログラム
◆13:00 開会挨拶
◆13:05 政府の取組について
◆13:15 映画「めぐみ」(90分)上映
◆14:45 終了

3.申し込み方法
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■北海道渡島総合振興局地域政策課
http://www.oshima.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ts/sum/tel/index.htm#10
■函館コミュニティプラザ
https://www.city.hakodate.hokkaido.jp/docs/2015052500024/
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・斉藤四郎さんについて》
◆氏名:斉藤 四郎
(さいとうしろう)
(Shirou Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和31(1956)年3月18日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年11月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:板金工見習
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
昭和29年から板金見習として住み込みで働いていた。
当日は板金組合の講習があり、朝会社の人と一緒に行ったというが講習会場には行っていない。会社にも戻ってこなかった。
会社の同僚の話では、前夜布団を被って泣いていたとのこと。

《特定失踪者・吉田信夫さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 信夫
(よしだのぶお)
(Nobuo Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月25日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年8月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:北海道小樽市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:右目の視力が弱く多少斜視
◆失踪場所:札幌市の会社を退社後

【失踪状況】
手稲工場を退社後行方不明となる。
汽車通勤で転勤後間もないため小樽工場へ立ち寄った可能性がある。

《特定失踪者・阿部妙子さんについて》
◆氏名:阿部 妙子
(あべたえこ)
(Taeko Abe)
◆別名:山田 妙子
(やまだたえこ)
(Taeko Yamada)
◆失踪年月日:昭和50(1975)年8月25日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年2月17日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆身長:167cm~168cm
◆体重:45kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)話をするとき歯を舌で隠すような話し方
2)細身で足が長くスタイルは良かった
3)顔は小さく卵形
4)色白
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
本名は阿部妙子。
山田妙子、山田洋子という通称を使っていた。
家族が同棲相手に電話したところ「2、3日前からいない」と言われて友人と部屋を訪ねたが姿はなかった。
失踪の数日前電話があり「兄弟仲良く、元気で暮らすように」と言われた。
その後妹が、妙子さんの友人から「妙子さんがお別れの挨拶に来た。別人のようにやつれていたし、どこかに行くの?」と聞かれた。

《特定失踪者・本多茂樹さんについて》
◆氏名:本多 茂樹
(ほんだしげき)
(Shigeki Honda)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年5月21日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年8月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市豊平区
◆当時の身分:電話に関する仕事
◆身長:160cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)色白
◆失踪場所:青函連絡船

【失踪状況】
就職のため東京へ行く途中、青函連絡船の中に荷物だけ残し行方不明。
北海道警は自殺であろうといい、家族もそうかと思い仏事も済ませたところ、実家や兄のところに、約8ヶ月間、度々無言電話がかかってきた。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《特定失踪者・長尾直子さんについて》
◆氏名:長尾 直子
(ながおなおこ)
(Naoko Nagao)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年3月16日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年10月25日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市北区
◆当時の身分:自動車学校事務員
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:45kg
◆特徴:
1)コンタクトレンズ使用
2)前歯2本ほど差し歯
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市北区篠路

【失踪状況】
いつも通り出勤したがすぐに傘を取りに引き返してきた。
会社に着いたと思われる頃会社から出勤していないと連絡。
普段は会社から日に1、2回電話してくる。
夜になっても連絡なし、心当たりもあたったが分からず。
身の回りのものは手つかずで、預金を下ろしたりもしていない。

《特定失踪者・武山京子さんについて》
◆氏名:武山 京子
(たけやまきょうこ)
(Kyouko Takeyama)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年6月12日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年12月20日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:56歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市清田区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:145cm
◆体重:48kg
◆特徴:
1)面長
2)左手第四指(薬指)第一関節欠損
3)第三指(中指)第二関節変形

【失踪状況】
6月12日午前8時ころ、浜益郡浜益村の通称大阪山にタケノコ採りに入り失踪。
大捜索するが遺留品は全くなし。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!専門家パネル「北朝鮮が核・ミサイル開発継続」》

国連安全保障理事会の北朝鮮制裁委員会の専門家パネルが8月3日、「北朝鮮は核・ミサイル開発を継続している」等とする報告書をまとめたことがわかりました。
ロイター通信等によりますと、報告書は、北朝鮮制裁決議の実施状況を監視する国連安保理の専門家パネルが中間報告としてまとめたもので、3日に提出されました。
報告書で専門家パネルは、北朝鮮が海上での積み荷の移し替え、いわゆる「瀬取り」の回数を大幅に増加させて石油精製品を密輸しているとしています。その上で、北朝鮮は制裁決議に違反して核・ミサイル開発を継続していると指摘しています。

■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・斉藤四郎さんについて》
◆氏名:斉藤 四郎
(さいとうしろう)
(Shirou Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和31(1956)年3月18日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年11月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:板金工見習
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
昭和29年から板金見習として住み込みで働いていた。
当日は板金組合の講習があり、朝会社の人と一緒に行ったというが講習会場には行っていない。会社にも戻ってこなかった。
会社の同僚の話では、前夜布団を被って泣いていたとのこと。

《特定失踪者・吉田信夫さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 信夫
(よしだのぶお)
(Nobuo Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月25日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年8月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:北海道小樽市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:右目の視力が弱く多少斜視
◆失踪場所:札幌市の会社を退社後

【失踪状況】
手稲工場を退社後行方不明となる。
汽車通勤で転勤後間もないため小樽工場へ立ち寄った可能性がある。

《特定失踪者・阿部妙子さんについて》
◆氏名:阿部 妙子
(あべたえこ)
(Taeko Abe)
◆別名:山田 妙子
(やまだたえこ)
(Taeko Yamada)
◆失踪年月日:昭和50(1975)年8月25日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年2月17日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆身長:167cm~168cm
◆体重:45kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)話をするとき歯を舌で隠すような話し方
2)細身で足が長くスタイルは良かった
3)顔は小さく卵形
4)色白
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
本名は阿部妙子。
山田妙子、山田洋子という通称を使っていた。
家族が同棲相手に電話したところ「2、3日前からいない」と言われて友人と部屋を訪ねたが姿はなかった。
失踪の数日前電話があり「兄弟仲良く、元気で暮らすように」と言われた。
その後妹が、妙子さんの友人から「妙子さんがお別れの挨拶に来た。別人のようにやつれていたし、どこかに行くの?」と聞かれた。

《特定失踪者・本多茂樹さんについて》
◆氏名:本多 茂樹
(ほんだしげき)
(Shigeki Honda)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年5月21日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年8月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市豊平区
◆当時の身分:電話に関する仕事
◆身長:160cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)色白
◆失踪場所:青函連絡船

【失踪状況】
就職のため東京へ行く途中、青函連絡船の中に荷物だけ残し行方不明。
北海道警は自殺であろうといい、家族もそうかと思い仏事も済ませたところ、実家や兄のところに、約8ヶ月間、度々無言電話がかかってきた。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《特定失踪者・長尾直子さんについて》
◆氏名:長尾 直子
(ながおなおこ)
(Naoko Nagao)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年3月16日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年10月25日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市北区
◆当時の身分:自動車学校事務員
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:45kg
◆特徴:
1)コンタクトレンズ使用
2)前歯2本ほど差し歯
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市北区篠路

【失踪状況】
いつも通り出勤したがすぐに傘を取りに引き返してきた。
会社に着いたと思われる頃会社から出勤していないと連絡。
普段は会社から日に1、2回電話してくる。
夜になっても連絡なし、心当たりもあたったが分からず。
身の回りのものは手つかずで、預金を下ろしたりもしていない。

《特定失踪者・武山京子さんについて》
◆氏名:武山 京子
(たけやまきょうこ)
(Kyouko Takeyama)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年6月12日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年12月20日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:56歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市清田区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:145cm
◆体重:48kg
◆特徴:
1)面長
2)左手第四指(薬指)第一関節欠損
3)第三指(中指)第二関節変形

【失踪状況】
6月12日午前8時ころ、浜益郡浜益村の通称大阪山にタケノコ採りに入り失踪。
大捜索するが遺留品は全くなし。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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1.8 billion dollars stolen from Taiwan by N. Korea (58 Million USD/44 Million UK). - Last year, a cyberattack siphoned NT$1.8 billion Taiwan dollars from Taiwan''s Far Eastern International Bank. U.S.-based cybersecurity company FireEye recently released the results of an extensive probe on the cyberattack. The report concludes that the crime was carried out by two hacker groups based in North Korea, which stole from 16 banks around the world to raise funds for cash-strapped Pyongyang. Far Eastern International was robbed of NT$1.8 billion in a cyberattack last year, as part of a crime wave that has compromised 16 institutions across the world. A new report by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye linked the crime to two North Korea hacking groups dubbed "Lazarus" and "APT38."Jian Hong-weiExecutive Yuan''s cybersecurity unitTheir target was the interbank transfer system known as SWIFT. They first used ransomware to infiltrate the institution. The bank's response team tried to crack the encryption and then deal with the ransomware.
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A South Korean newspaper reported Wednesday that Japan has conveyed to the United States its readiness to host a second U.S.-North Korea summit being arranged ...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?

The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a friendly match, part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year.

Senior ruling party officials turned up for the game, but Kim, who was famously serenaded with the birthday song by Rodman in Pyongyang in January 2014, didn't attend.

On the court, Chinese female basketball players who are visiting Pyongyang this week mixed together with North Korean female players to form two teams, called "Friendship" and "Unity.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2-R) delivers an opening speech as Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (3-R), Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (front, R), Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (3-L), Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (front, L) listen during the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting at the state guest house in Tokyo, Japan, 09 October 2018. Photo: EPA

Japan and five Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River have adopted a new three-year strategy centring on improving connectivity through the promotion of “quality infrastructure” building for regional development, state media reported.

The document endorsed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam at the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting also cited human resource development and environmental protection as main pillars of cooperation.

On regional security, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to addressing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes and the South China Sea, where China has been expanding its military clout, according to the document.


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NORTH KOREAN leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be “ardently welcomed”, South Korea’s presidency said yesterday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang’s message to the Vatican. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will...
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North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit the country, South Korea’s presidential office has announced. The invitation to visit Pyongyang will be delivered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in who will be in the Vatican next week as part of a trip to Europe. No pope has ever visited North Korea, […]

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The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 3:10 p.m. South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Foreign minister says South Korea is considering lifting some unilateral sanctions to help diplomacy with North Korea.
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and Japan on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australia and Japan are committed to working closely with allies and partners to ensure North Korea is pressured to end its nuclear […]
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The man dubbed the "far-right candidate" had a very strong first round finish in Brazil's presidential election..... Two Israelis were killed and a third injured in a terrorist attack in the West Bank Sunday morning at an industrial park...... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met from North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for more than three hours Sunday..... The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an accident involving a stretch limousine in upstate New York that killed 20 people..... The Turkish regime believes that Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered when he visited the Istanbul consulate of Saudi Arabia last...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang in a new diplomatic outreach by the repressive regime as it negotiates a nuclear-disarmament deal with Washington.

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US President Donald Trump said his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be held after US congressional elections on Nov. 6, Reuters reports. Speaking to reporters as he flew to Iowa for a political rally on Tuesday, Trump said: “It’ll be after the midterms. I just can’t leave now.” Earlier on Tuesday, […]
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[USA], Oct 10 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has said that he plans to hold the next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the midterm elections next month.

Trump is undertaking a whirlwind tour across the country to highlight his administration's achievements, which includes hosting the first-ever meeting with Kim in Singapore in June and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visits to North Korea for denuclearisation talks. He remarked, "I just can't leave now," The Hill reported.

During the previous meeting in Singapore, Kim and Trump agreed to work towards achieving denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula, where the former expressed his commitment to abandon the country's nuclear weapons programme in exchange for "security guarantees".

On October 7, Pompeo had visited Pyongyang and held talks with the North Korean leader on laying the groundwork for the second summit between the latter and Trump and resuming the stalled denuclearisation talks between the two countries. The meeting was described as "good and productive". The two leaders agreed to hold the second meeting "at the earliest possible date".

While Pyongyang, on the one hand, repeatedly asserted that it has taken various steps to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for a possible sanctions relief, the US,on the other hand, has reiterated that it will not lift the sanctions unless North Korea achieves "complete and fully verifiable denuclearisation".

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho had said at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly last month that there would be no unilateral denuclearisation without "any trust in the US and confidence in its own national security." (ANI)


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          World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



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North Korean housing construction investment is predicted to total 57 trillion won (US$50.4 billion) and an area of 84.3 million square meters between 2021 and 2030 &#8211; an amount that could rise a..
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“The pope’s visit would be warmly welcomed,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as he extended an invitation to Pope Francis, an idea that had been originally proposed by South Korean President Moon..
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US President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 9 that his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be after the US midterm election on Nov. 6. Speaking to reporters on a flight to Iowa..
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The first unified Korean swim team won a bronze medal in the 400m event at the Para Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 8. The team comprised two athletes each from South and North Korea, but t..
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Three locations under review for second Kim-Trump meeting to take place sometime after November 6 midterms.

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Kim Jong Un needs to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He needs to receive Jesus Christ into his life. I am also praying for and encouraging the Christians in North Korea. John 3:16.
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South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he made “real progress” on his most recent trip to North Korea, where he met with Kim Jong Un and other officials to discuss denuclearization and plans for a second summit with President Trump. Source link

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.Trump described his first summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore as "great," but he floated the possibility of hosting the second meeting in the US, potentially at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Russia, China and North Korea had agreed on the need for five-way talks including the United States and South Korea to end tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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President Trump told reporters Tuesday that he aims to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the November midterms."I just can't leave now," said Trump, who has stepped up his campaignin...
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local):

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President Donald Trump hopes to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the midterm elections in November, in which Democrats are vying to regain control of Congress.
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia and Japan on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australia and Japan are committed to working closely with allies and partners to ensure North Korea is ...

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Russia, China and North Korea had agreed on the need for five-way talks including the United States and South Korea to end tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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Hope Hicks

  • Hope Hicks was the youngest-ever White House communications director.
  • Next, she'll be taking on the role of chief communications officer at Fox, Business Insider reported.
  • She got her start promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion brand, before earning Donald Trump's trust and becoming a part of his inner circle.


Hope Hicks was the youngest person to ever hold the position of White House communications director.

After she resigned from the White House in February of 2018, it was initially unclear how she'd follow up her run as one of US President Donald Trump's top confidants.

On October 8, however, it was announced that Hicks will be joining the team at Fox as the chief communications officer. She'll run public relations for Fox News, Fox Sports, and Fox Business, Business Insider reported.

During her tenure in the White House, Hicks was embroiled in a number of controversies. She previously admitted to telling "white lies" on behalf of the president, during an eight-hour testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.

Hicks was also romantically linked to former White House staff secretary Rob Porter. When Porter's two ex-wives went on the record alleging that Porter had a history of domestic abuse, Hicks reportedly helped Chief of Staff John Kelly craft a statement defending him.

She was also interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team regarding Russian interference in the US election.

Hicks had zero experience in politics before joining the Trump campaign in 2015. The New York Times reported the Greenwich, Connecticut native was "the third generation of her family to represent a powerful but highly controversial client." Her father ran PR for a tobacco company and the NFL, while her grandfather represented Texaco during the energy crisis in the 1970s.

"My father has been a huge influence on me, starting with introducing me to lacrosse, then a career in public relations and now politics," Hicks told Lacrosse Magazine.

Here's a look back at her career:

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Growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut, Hicks swam, and played golf and lacrosse.

Source: New York Times, NPR



At Greenwich High School, she became captain of the varsity lacrosse team, which ultimately won a state championship.

Source: New York Times, NPR



She also landed modeling jobs for television commercials, Ralph Lauren, and Vogue. Ford Modeling Agency represented Hicks and her sister Marcy Grace.

Source: New York Times, NPR



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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.
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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that planning for his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is advanced and that "three or four locations" have been short-listed.
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by John Brinkley 10/09/2018 – Forbes By now, we’re all accustomed – and inured, sadly – to President Trump’s bombast and hyperbole when he talks about his accomplishments. Take, for example, his claim that the threat of a nuclear attack by North Korea was permanently erased after a brief sit-down with North Korean leader Kim …

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          South Korea’s Foreign Minister Says Seoul May Lift Some Sanctions on North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff
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Eiar Kim Jong-un wants to truly build a legacy as an engager, or he just knows which buttons to press on a world stage. In a latest public-relations effort to raise a stature of North Korea, a Kim regime will extend an invitation to Pope Francis for a visit to Pyongyang. South Korean president Moon […]
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has expressed interest in hosting Pope Francis in his country, South Korea has said. According to AP, South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the pope would be “enthusiastically” welcomed in North Korea. This is not the first […]

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          The 10 most important things in the world right now      Cache   Translate Page      

Nikki Haley.

Hello! Here's what's happening on Wednesday.

1. US President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the US midterm elections"I just can't leave now," Trump told reporters.

2. Nikki Haley resigned as US ambassador to the UNHaley also shot down rumors of a 2020 presidential run.

3. The wife of disappeared former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei says Chinese agents threatened her over the phone. Hongwei went to China on September 29 and hasn't been heard from since, prompting concerns for his safety.

4. CCTV footage from the Saudi consulate in Turkey has vanished, following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Staff members were also told to go home on the day Khashoggi visited, leading to speculation that Riyadh was behind his disappearance. 

5. Leaked transcripts from Google reveal the company is actively working on a censored Chinese search engineGoogle's privacy chief Keith Enright previously said the company is "not close to launching a product in China" amid backlash.

6. A Venezuelan politician jailed for his alleged involvement in a suspected assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro died under mysterious circumstancesVenezuela’s government said Fernando Alban killed himself but his party asserts that he was murdered by the government.

7. Hurricane Michael is predicted to be a major Category 4 storm, and it's still strengthening as it approaches Florida's Gulf Coast. Hurricane warnings are in effect in Florida from the Alabama border to the Suwannee River.

8. Softbank may make a $15 billion to $20 billion investment in coworking space company WeWorkSoftBank's technology-focused Vision Fund already made a $4.4 billion investment in WeWork last August, giving it a 20% ownership stake in the company.

9. The Australian government has pledged to continue to back coal, despite environmental risksThe move follows a major UN report which said reducing coal consumption was critical to reducing global warming.

10. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle are the top producers of global plastic waste, according to Greenpeace. The environmental group found Coke-branded trash in 40 of the 42 countries it inspected.

And finally...

I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and I've found real life doesn't always live up to the hype. These are the most disappointing places I've been.

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          'I just can't leave now': Trump shelves summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un until after the midterms      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the midterm elections.
  • "I just can't leave now," Trump said to reporters on Tuesday.
  • The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.
  • Trump had positive words about Kim after his June summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore. The president said the second meeting could happen at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It'll be after the midterms," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. "I just can't leave now."

The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump touted what he called "incredible" progress on US-North Korean relations, as evidenced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Pyongyang — his fourth trip since becoming secretary of state.

Pompeo said Kim would allow international inspectors to observe Punggye-ri, a North Korean nuclear test site; and the Sohae missile engine test facility "as soon as we get it logistically worked out."

"You got no rockets flying, you have no missiles flying, you have no nuclear testing," Trump said at the White House. "We've made incredible progress — beyond incredible."

"But I have agreed to meet," Trump added. "We have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim. I like him, he likes me, the relationship is good."

Trump held his first meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12, marking the first summit between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. While Trump described Singapore's summit as "great," he floated the possibility of hosting the second meeting in the US, including his Mar-a-Lago estate.

"He'd probably like that," Trump said of the idea. "I'd like that, too. I think it would be good. But we'll see. We're talking about three or four different locations. Timing — won't be too far away."

"I don't want to embarrass anybody by asking," Trump added. "I think eventually we're going to have lots of meetings on US soil and on their soil, by the way."

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          S. Korea mulls lifting sanctions on North - agency      Cache   Translate Page      
TOKYO, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday that her country is reviewing whether to lift its sanctions against North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported. "A review (of the issue) is underway" in consultation
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears not to be prioritizing corporate reforms as he relies on domestic conglomerates to drive investment in North Korea, critics say.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he made “real progress” on his most recent trip to North Korea, where he met with Kim Jong Un and other officials to discuss denuclearization and plans for a second summit with President Trump.
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SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday.
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President Donald Trump hopes to hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the midterm elections in November, in which Democrats are vying to regain control of Congress.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed 'significant progress' in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend and said the sides were 'pretty close' to agreeing details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.
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U.S. President Donald Trump says his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after U.S. congressional elections in November.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday plans were being made for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and he thinks "incredible" progress has been made in U.S. talks with the long-isolated country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed “significant progress” in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend and said the sides were “pretty close” to agreeing details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. ...
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After announcing a grant for the drug-free communities support program, President Trump conveys his thoughts on why North Korea is not meeting denuclearization goals. He also talks about the trade issues going on with China and how that causes issues with the North Korea negotiations.
          10/9/2018: News | International: KIM ISSUES PYONGYANG INVITE TO POPE      Cache   Translate Page      

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jongun has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea’s presidential office said today. President Moon Jae-in will deliver the invitation when he meets the pope next week on a trip to Europe. A Blue House spokesman added...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff
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SEOUL: South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions South Korea [...]

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6. Speaking…
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Trump's U.N. envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for officeSitting beside Trump in the Oval Office, Haley said her 18-month stint at the United Nations had been "an honor of a lifetime" and that she would stay on until the end of the year. A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, is the highest profile woman in Trump's Cabinet and has often been seen as a possible presidential candidate. Haley criticized Trump during the 2016 election campaign but has been the face of his "America First" policies at the United Nations, steering the U.S. withdrawal from several U.N. programs and ardently defending his hard-line policies against Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.



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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6. Speaking to reporters as he flew to Iowa for a political rally, Trump said: “It’ll be after the midterms. I just can’t leave now.” Earlier on...

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           South Korea considers lifting North Korea sanctions       Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea move to lift sanctions is aimed at encouraging North Korea down the path of denuclearization.
          Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
Otherwise North Korea could have demanded the same lenient terms, and negotiations would fail.

          Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President      Cache   Translate Page      
More than 50 years later, North Korea should return the ship.

          The downloadable treasure trove at the National Assembly Library website      Cache   Translate Page      
Readers might not be aware of the treasure trove of information at the National Assembly Library's website. For example, they have the drafts of bills, bill revisions, and minutes of parliamentary discussions all available for download. They also have a good deal of declassified US State Department cables from the 1950s to about 1973 (as well as similar documents on microfilm going back to the Joseon period and colonial period).

To find the latter, search for 'internal affairs of Korea,' and then among the results look for those with a 원문보기 and 다운로드 button. Click the latter and the first time you do it should prompt a download of their viewer program; once you have that you can download a great deal of material, including Status of Forces Agreement Joint Committee meeting minutes.

Another source of similar information is db.history.go.kr, where a number of similar US diplomatic cables can be found. Another interesting is most of History of the United States Army Forces in Korea, the US military's official history of the US military government of 1945-48. There's also the National Library of Korea, which has a digital archive, such as this one featuring thousands of Korean textbooks.

As for the material at the National Assembly Library website, the 'internal affairs' material can be frustrating due to it often being not in any order, but some fascinating material can be found for those who persist. I'll try to post some of the more interesting things I find. To start, here is a report from May 26, 1971.

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Department of State Briefing Memorandum 7209350
May 26, 1971
Top Secret – Nodis

To: The Acting Secretary
From INR – Ray S. Cline
US-ROK Explosion: Ambassador Habib’s worries

I offer the following observations on the problem raised in Ambassador Habib's message. (SEOUL 2869, May 19.)

1. US-ROK relations have never been untroubled. In fact, strong disagreement, often public, and mutual suspicion on matters of major concern to both sides have been familiar features of US-ROK relations for the past 20 years. Syngman Rhee violently opposed the Korean Armistice Agreement and wanted continued fighting until Korea was unified. We feared and opposed his subsequent loudly proclaimed intention to march north. Our Mission in Seoul initially opposed General Pak‘s coup in 1960 and exerted the strongest pressure in 1963 to bring about Pak's reluctant agreement to hold elections. The contrast between our response to the seizure of the Pueblo, and to the Blue House raid a short time before, infuriated Pak.

2. Ambassador Habib‘s estimate that there is at present a greater degree of ROK suspicion and uncertainty concerning US intentions may well be true. We can neither deny nor affirm this. But we submit that the situation he describes is not created by our lack of consultation with Pak; rather, it is the result of Pak’s great unhappiness with our policies. Basically, he is worried that we are getting out and he doesn't like it:

-- For Pak, the most direct evidence of our intentions was the withdrawal of one US division from Korea (announced without previous consultation). The withdrawal excited the most extreme reaction, including the threat of the Government to resign.
-- Pak is unhappy over our Vietnam policy. He believes that we must now allow the communists to win and is afraid that we are running away. He fears we will repeat this performance in Korea. (He also intensely dislikes the way we treat the ROK role in Vietnam as essentially mercenary.)
-- He was stunned by the President's China trip and sees the improvement in US relations with China as a cover-up for our withdrawal from Asia.

Pak sees his basic worry confirmed in Congressional attitudes toward Vietnam and military assistance. There have also been other pin-pricks -- our privately expressed concern over the December emergency decrees and our public disagreement with the ROKG over the imminence of a North Korean attack.

3. While Pak's unhappiness over our policies and lack of meaningful consultation is cause for concern, we do not believe there is much danger he will vent his unhappiness in ways seriously detrimental to our interests. (We categorically rule out any effort to involve us in North-South hostilities.)

a. His major leverage on the US comes from the presence of ROK troops in Vietnam. Their dispatch to Vietnam has obtained important political and economic benefits for the ROK. These troops are, for the present, perhaps the major determinant of US policy in Korea. But ROK troops are clearly moving out, the inevitable result of the departure of our own combat troops from Vietnam.
We want two things from the R0K in this regard: to expand the operational area of ROK troops in Vietnam and to keep them there as long as possible, and at least through FY 1912. The first, a direct Presidential appeal, has already been clearly and, not surprisingly, rejected by Pak and coupled with a demand for increased assistance for their forces before he agrees to the latter. This direct Presidential request, however, has been instrumental in obtaining our second desire, since it has put pressure on Pak not to turn down for a second time a Presidential request. The ROK has apparently now given us virtually a commitment on their troops remaining through CY 1972. Knowing the importance President Nixon attaches to the ROK not pulling out at this time (as well as his own concern for the outcome in Vietnam), Pak is not likely to want to jeopardize US support for Korea in a game of chicken.

b. The ROK is aware of our interest in reducing North-South tensions. Conceivably out of pique toward us the ROK might seek to stem further movement in this direction. We believe this is very unlikely: it undercuts Pak's domestic political position without insuring that he will gain anything vis-a-vis the US. Rather, Pak has adopted the opposite tactic, i.e., the Yi Hu Rak mission for which we already have congratulated the ROK. We would not be surprised if our dealings on myriad smaller issues becomes more difficult.

4. Certainly we should allay ROK suspicions as to our policies to the extent we can, particularly on direct US-ROK issues. We doubt, however that prior consultations on China and Vietnam are possible or even desirable. Our policies In these areas may not please Pak and to consult with him could lead to even more bitter recriminations. But this does not relieve us of trying to put our actions in these areas in perspective for the ROK. We can probably do much better in this regard.

5. However, it should also be recognized that recriminations and psychotic postures are a major negotiating tool with the ROK, one which they have used with considerable efficacy on us. For Pak to vent his violent displeasure may not result in obtaining his wishes as to the matter at hand; but the intensity of his response makes the US think twice before doing anything that might affect Korea.

6. Nevertheless, over the longer term US interests would clearly suffer should a deepening ROK distrust of the US policies and a growing feeling that they were being ignored by the US lead to a sharp and visible deterioration in ROK-US relations. Such a change could damage internal stability in the ROK and cause Pyongyang to reassess Seoul's overall strength. This in turn could lead either or both Korean states to return to violent tactics of North-South competition with a consequent increase in tensions among the major power allies of the two Koreas.

7. Thus, we have no real quarrel with Ambassador Habib‘s overall pitch for taking the ROK more into our confidence, but we do not view the present situation with alarm.

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It says above that in regard to "Ambassador Habib‘s estimate that there is at present a greater degree of ROK suspicion and uncertainty concerning US intentions" that "the situation he describes is not created by our lack of consultation with Pak; rather, it is the result of Pak’s great unhappiness with our policies." It's worth noting that Katherine Moon argued the opposite in her book Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations. There she pointed out that the US committed a number of gaffes in the way it withdrew 20,000 troops from Korea in 1970 (as part of the Nixon Doctrine) that frustrated and upset those in the South Korean government and military to no end. Obviously the author of the above report lacked understanding of how form is often just as important as content in Korea - sometimes even more so.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff
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Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Would 'Enthusiastically' Welcome Pope Francis if He Visited North KoreaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country



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Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis to Visit North KoreaThe North Korean dictator reportedly said the pope would be "enthusiastically" welcomed



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Ministers from both countries agreed to boost measures preventing North Korea from evading sanctions through illegal ship-to-ship transfers, and confirmed work toward an early conclusion ...
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Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned-pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?The former Houston Rockets ...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea – Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets centre and eight-time NBA all-star took centre court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a […]

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Washington (AFP) Oct 10, 2018
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that planning for his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is advanced and that "three or four locations" have been short-listed. Trump said at the White House that the meeting would "probably" not be in Singapore, where their historic first talks took place in June. The pair discussed ending the reclusive state's nuclear weapons prog
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Washington (AFP) Oct 9, 2018
North Korean defector Ji Seong Ho in January raised his crutches triumphantly during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, symbolizing his journey from near starvation to a place of honor in the US Capitol. On Tuesday, Ji was back in Washington, this time in an office building several blocks from the White House, where he had a message for Trump: make any declaration negotiate
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S. Korea imposed the sanctions on North in 2010 following a deadly attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors
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PYONGYANG, North Korea – Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets centre and eight-time NBA all-star took centre court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a […]

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TOKYO (Sputnik) - South Korea is considering the removal of sanctions that were imposed on North Korea after the March 2010 sinking of South Korean corvette Cheonan, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has stated.
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Russia's Foreign Ministry has reported that Moscow, Beijing and Pyongyang support the idea of holding talks between the US, China, North Korea and South Korea regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
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The North Korean dictator reportedly bowed to the president of the Southern Korean Bishops' Conference, who had told him he wanted to inform the Vatican about his efforts for peace. The invitation to the Pope and the "warm welcome" announced by Pyongyang clash with the total repression carried out in North Korea against religious sentiment since the 1950s.


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang.
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Kim Jong-un would like the Pope to visit North Korea, according to a statement from South Korea's presidential office.
          Study finds MSM's Trump coverage just hit 92% negative ahead of midterms      Cache   Translate Page      
In four weeks, Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections that the news media are casting as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news history - 92 percent negative, vs. just eight percent positive. For this report, MRC analysts reviewed all 1,007 evening news stories (1,960 minutes of airtime) about the Trump administration on ABC, CBS and NBC from June 1 to September 30, tallying the coverage of each topic and all evaluative comments made by anchors, reporters and non-partisan sources (such as voters or experts). The results show that, over the past four months, nearly two-thirds of evening news coverage of the Trump presidency has been focused on just five main topics: the Russia investigation; immigration policy; the Kavanaugh nomination; North Korea diplomacy; and U.S. relations with Russia. The networks' coverage of all of...
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1. US President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the US midterm elections"I just can't leave now," Trump told reporters.

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  • President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the midterm elections.
  • "I just can't leave now," Trump said to reporters on Tuesday.
  • The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.
  • Trump had positive words about Kim after his June summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore. The president said the second meeting could happen at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It'll be after the midterms," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. "I just can't leave now."

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          CANADIAN SCIENTISTS SIGN STATEMENT SLAMMING UNSOUND SPEECH ON GENDER ISSUES.      Cache   Translate Page      
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Pompeo says progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip-US secretary of state declines South Korea leader’s request to publicly disclose information about Pyongyang’s denuclearization-By Matthew Lee-OCT 9,18

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump.Trump, tweeting from Washington, cited progress on agreements he made with Kim at their June meeting and said, “I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim again, in the near future.”Arriving in Seoul after several hours in Pyongyang on his fourth visit to North Korea, Pompeo tweeted that he had a “good trip” and that he and Kim “continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore summit.” Trump and Kim held a historic summit there in June that resulted in a vague agreement for the North to denuclearize.The top US diplomat offered no details, and, upon landing in South Korea, he briefed White House national security adviser John Bolton and Trump chief of staff John Kelly on his trip, officials said.Pompeo, on the third stop of a four-leg Asian tour that began in Japan and was to end in China on Monday, then met South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in. Moon, who has met twice with Kim, asked Pompeo to make public as much information as he could about the trip.“I dearly hope that your latest visit, as well as the upcoming US-North Korea summit, which I hope will be happening soon, will make irreversible, decisive progress in terms of the denuclearization as well as the peace process,” Moon said. “Since we have the media present here, I would like to ask you to disclose anything that you can open to the public here.”Pompeo declined that opportunity.“I will certainly tell you in private about our conversation, but we had a good, productive conversation,” Pompeo said. “As President Trump said, there are many steps along the way and we took one of them today. It was another step forward. So this is, I think, a good outcome for all of us.”Moon’s office said in a statement later that Pompeo told Moon that the North Korean leader had agreed a second summit with Trump “should be held as soon as possible,” and that talks on the timing and location would continue.In Pyongyang, Pompeo and Kim met for about three-and-a-half hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North Korean leader hosted at a state guesthouse, according to the pool report from the lone US journalist allowed to accompany Pompeo on his Asia trip.“It’s a very nice day that promises a good future for both countries,” Kim told Pompeo through an interpreter as they sat down for the meal.“Yeah, so we had a great, great visit this morning,” Pompeo replied. “Thank you for hosting, President Trump sends his regards. And we had a very successful morning so thank you and I am looking forward to our time here at lunch as well.”On the North Korean side, Kim was joined at the lunch by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, and his former intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, who has been Pompeo’s chief interlocutor.Aside from Pompeo, the US side included Stephen Biegun, the new US special envoy for North Korea, and Andrew Kim, who heads a Korea working group at the CIA that Pompeo set up while he was running the agency.Pompeo and Kim had exchanged pleasantries and appeared chummy while they walked into the banquet room. “It’s good to see you again,” Pompeo said as they shook hands. Pompeo placed his hand on Kim’s shoulder and they both smiled.“So is everything okay?” Kim asked Pompeo.“Everything is great,” Pompeo replied. “Everything is great. I am very much looking forward to our time together too.”Other members of the two delegations ate their five-course meal, which included delicacies such as foie gras, conch soup, steak, grilled pine mushrooms and chocolate cake, sweet red wine and soju, in a separate room.Pompeo had planned to meet with Kim on Sunday’s trip, but North Korean officials said Kim’s participation in the luncheon had not been expected. Pompeo had not met with Kim on his last visit and Trump had abruptly canceled Pompeo’s plans to travel to North Korea last month, citing a lack of progress in the negotiations-Pompeo earlier held talks in Tokyo with Japan’s prime minister, and pledged that the Trump administration would coordinate and unify its strategy for denuclearization with its allies. Japan has been wary of the initiative, but South Korea has embraced it.Pompeo has repeatedly refused to discuss details of negotiations, including a US position on North Korea’s demand for a declared end to the Korean War and a proposal from Seoul for such a declaration to be accompanied by a shutdown of the North’s main known nuclear facility.The US and Japan have pushed for the North to compile and turn over a detailed list of its nuclear sites to be dismantled as a next step in the process. The North has rejected that.Since the denuclearization effort got underway with a secret visit to the North by then-CIA chief Pompeo in April, there has been only limited progress, even since the June 12 Trump-Kim summit that many had hoped would jump-start the effort.North Korea so far has suspended nuclear and missile tests, freed three American prisoners and dismantled parts of a missile engine facility and tunnel entrances at a nuclear test site. It has not taken any steps to halt nuclear weapons or missile development.The North has accused Washington of making “unilateral and gangster-like” demands on denuclearization and has insisted that sanctions should be lifted before any progress in nuclear talks. US officials have thus far said the penalties will remain in place until the North’s denuclearization is fully verified.

Clearing the rubble in Syria’s Palestinian Yarmouk camp-The built-up residential area was once home to 160,000 residents; today, it is a post-apocalyptic vista of bombed-out buildings-By AP and TOI staff-OCT 9,18

DAMASCUS, Syria — In the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the edge of Syria’s capital, bulldozers and trucks are clearing tons of rubble from streets gutted by war.The built-up residential area was once home to 160,000 residents, Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war around Israel’s creation as well as middle-class Syrians. Today, it is a post-apocalyptic vista of bombed out buildings coated in gray dust.Syrian rebels seized the district in 2012, and government forces responded with a crippling siege and near-daily shelling, driving most residents out. Fighting broke out among different armed groups, and Islamic State jihadists seized control in 2015, before being driven out in a government offensive earlier this year.The neighborhood was established after 1948 to house thousands of Palestinians who fled or were driven out of what is now Israel.On Saturday, Associated Press reporters saw bulldozers clearing away mounds of rubble beneath the jagged shells of hollowed-out apartment blocks. The streets are covered with piles of steel rebar, cinder blocks and burnt-out cars.Mahmoud Khaled, an engineer supervising the work, says clearing operations on the main roads began three weeks ago and will continue for another month, before work begins on side streets. Only then can the government start to restore electricity, water and other infrastructure. Khaled says around 50,000 cubic meters of rubble have so far been removed.Syrian officials estimate the country will need up to $400 billion to rebuild from the devastating civil war, which is still underway as insurgents control parts of northern Syria. Western countries have refused to pledge reconstruction aid in the absence of a political transition from President Bashar Assad’s rule, something the government adamantly rejects.It is unclear when or if the Palestinians of Yarmouk will ever return.

300 Palestinian security prisoners to be released due to overcrowding-Jailed terrorists along with another 700 criminals to have their sentences shortened as High Court demands more space for prisoners-By TOI staff-OCT 9,18

A total of 300 prisoners serving time for terrorism and other security-related crimes are to be freed to prevent overcrowding within the prison system.Along with the security prisoners, another 700 criminals are expected to be released when new government legislation is expected to come into effect on December 20, which will allow the prison authority to reduce each sentence automatically.The Israel Prisons Sservice was forced to plan the release of the 1,000 prisoners due to a High Court ruling that requires each prisoner to have at least 4.5 square meters of personal space, an increase of 50 percent over the current three square meters.Among the security prisoners expected to be released are the brother of Ahed Tamimi and an accomplice to the June 2017 terror attack that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka, the Haaretz daily reported.The government, which begins its winter session next week, is expected to pass legislation allowing the prison service to reduce sentences.Whereas currently the prison service can reduce a sentence by a week for each six months served, according to the proposed legislation a six-month sentence will automatically be cut by two weeks. A one-year sentence will be reduced by a month; someone serving 20 years in jail will be entitled to a seven-month reduction.The law is expected to pass on December 20 after it has been approved by by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and the Finance Ministry. In August, the measures were approved by the Knesset’s Interior Committee.With these reductions, the prison service will be able to free a total of 1,000 prisoners.

Hundreds attend funeral of Barkan terror victim Kim Levengrond Yehezkel-‘We will raise our son Kai exactly as you would have wanted. You will always remain my best friend,’ says victim’s husband in eulogy-By TOI staff-OCT 9,18

Hundreds of mourners on Sunday night attended the funeral of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, one of the victims of a terror attack in the West Bank earlier in the day.Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, was buried in her hometown of Rosh Ha’ayin in central Israel.“I promise I’ll never forget you,” said her husband, Guy. “We will raise our son Kai exactly as you would have wanted. You will always remain my best friend.”Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist who worked with them at Alon Group, which manufactures waste management systems, at the Barkan Industrial Park near the settlement-city of  Ariel. Levengrond Yehezkel was secretary to the CEO, while Hajbi worked in accounting.“I’m sorry I was not with you. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get there in time,” her father Rafi was quoted by Hebrew media as saying at the funeral. “I promise you that Guy and Kai will receive everything they need. I promise that I will take care of them like I always took care [of you]. You can rest in peace.”“I promised you that I’d always protect you, but today, this morning, I was unable to look after you,” her cousin Sapir said. “Your constant laughter is no more. I always wanted to be like you and to learn from you.”Levengrond Yehezkel was the mother of an 18-month-old child.“In the past few days, her son started to walk, and she was so excited about it,” another family member, who was not named, said at the funeral. “There was nobody happier than her. She was constantly filming him and sending the videos to everyone. Now she is no more. It is impossible to believe it and I can’t grasp that she was murdered.”Communication Minister Ayoub Kara and Likud MK Oren Hazan, both friends of the family, also attended the funeral.“It is a dark day,” said Kara. “I came to represent the government of Israel and to express solidarity with this dear family. I came to tell her husband and her baby who will never again see his mother: I’m sorry. I tried to advance a law to give the death penalty to terrorists but I have not succeeded.”The families of both victims said they would donate their organs.Hajbi’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the southern community of Nir Yisrael.Throughout the day, friends and relatives of Levengrond Yehezkel arrived at her parents’ home in Rosh Ha’ayin. Kim and her husband Guy had lived in Barkan, where the attack took place, up until a year ago, when they moved into an apartment in Rosh Ha’ayin to be near Kim’s parents. Despite the relocation, Kim continued to work at Alon Group. She had studied law and was preparing for her bar exam.The suspect, Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, a 23-year-old Palestinian man from the northern West Bank, was employed at Alon Group as an electrician. He arrived at the factory shortly before 8 a.m, armed with a locally produced Carlo-style submachine gun, according to army spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.Inside, he tied up and shot Yehezkel dead at close range, along with Hajbi, as well as wounding a third victim, according to eyewitnesses.He then fled the scene. Israeli security forces have launched a massive manhunt to apprehend him.The IDF, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police, including special forces units, have deployed additional troops throughout the West Bank to locate the gunman and in order to prevent “copycat” incidents — a common phenomenon after high-profile terror attacks.Na’alowa worked at Alon Group factory and had a legal work permit. He was acquainted with his victims, according to an IDF spokesperson.He had been absent from work in the days before the shooting, but was still employed by the factory, a military spokesperson said, refuting earlier media reports that he had been fired.The army said Na’alowa was from the northern West Bank village of Shuweika, near Tulkarem. According to the IDF, the suspect had no history of terrorist activities and was not tied to any terror groups, though several of them applauded his actions.Earlier in the day, he had posted on his Facebook page that he was “waiting for [Allah].”The businesses in the Barkan Industrial Park, located near Ariel, employ some 8,000 people, approximately half of them Israelis and the other half Palestinians.

Canadian scientists sign statement slamming 'unsound' speech on gender issues-[The Canadian Press]-OCT 9,18-YAHOONEWS

Canadian scientists and professors are among hundreds that have signed a statement condemning what they call a "fundamentally unsound" presentation by an Italian physicist on gender issues, and they say they are concerned about prevailing sexism in science.The statement, posted on the website Particles for Justice, was signed by members of the scientific community from around the world. It said that Alessandro Strumia argued in a recent speech to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that in the field of physics, women are less capable than men."As particle physicists, we are appalled by Strumia’s actions and his stated views on women in high energy physics," read the statement, adding that the signatories believe "the science case presented by Strumia was fundamentally unsound."CERN, which hosted the seminar "High Energy Theory and Gender" from Sept. 26 to 28, wrote in a statement that it suspended Strumia on Monday because his talk risked "overshadowing" the message of the event, which focused on equal opportunities in physics.A spokesman for the organization wrote in an email that Strumia is a "visiting scientist" and his "presentation, with its attacks on individuals, was unacceptable in any professional context."The organization confirmed to The Associated Press that the presentation included the sentence: "Physics invented and built by men, it's not by invitation."Heather Logan, a physics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, said she signed the statement condemning Strumia's talk because she found his comments "horrifying," and she wants young people entering the field to know his message is "discriminatory" and not welcome."There are truly excellent women in my field," said Logan. "Without their contributions, we would be impoverished as a field."In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Strumia said he doesn't believe men are better than women in physics and he thinks his suspension wasn't warranted."There is a political group that wants women, and other people, to believe that they are victims,'' he said."They suspended me because it's true ... and it's contrary to the political line. And I hope CERN will at some point understand. I hope this is just the first self-preservation instinct."Somebody had to speak,'' said Strumia, who is also a professor at the University of Pisa in Italy.Logan said she is "astounded" that Strumia could be trusted to teach physics and supervise students in science."It's a betrayal," she said. "It's a betrayal to the integrity of the field."Kristine Spekkens, an astronomer who teaches at Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada, said she signed the statement because she believes Strumia's comments were "incorrect and insidious.""He used a platform to communicate a message that is unfounded," said Spekkens, who is also a member of the Canadian Astronomical Society's equity and inclusivity committee.She said his message is also "discouraging" for women in science and those who are just entering the field.Robert Brandenberger, a physics professor at McGill University who was also a signatory, said people of colour continue to be underrepresented in his classes."The history of physics has been dominated by white males," he said."If you're a woman in a mostly male environment of course it's difficult."Spekkens said she hopes that with hundreds signing the statement condemning Strumia's comments, it sends the message that there should be diversity in every industry and field, including science."If the goal of the scientific community is to understand the world and how the universe works, then diversity is a really important aspect of accomplishing that goal," she said.- With files from the Associated Press.Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press.

Hollywood reacts to Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-October 9, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Carrey and Time's Up are among those reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday.Time's Up, a movement to help victims of workplace sexual harassment created by women in Hollywood after allegations of misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and others, also posted a statement on Twitter following the decision."This chapter in our history book will not be the story of men who believed men, that's old news," the official Time's Up account posted in a series of tweets. "It will be the story of an avalanche of women who spoke truths and seized our power."Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who rarely gets political on social media, addressed a message to Christine Blasey Ford. Ford testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied any wrongdoing."You started a movement and we'll see it through," DeGeneres posted on Twitter Saturday. "If they won't listen to our voices, then they'll listen to our vote."Canadian-born actor Jim Carrey referred to Ford's testimony as "Real American heroism."The 50-48 senate vote marked the end of a bitter, high-profile battle between Democrats and Republicans.White House Down actor James Woods, a Republican known for sharing his right-wing views and staunch support of Donald Trump online, returned to Twitter after being locked out of his account by the social media company for refusing to delete a tweet it had flagged.After expressing support for Kavanaugh, he posted: "Now what Republicans must do is support those still marginalized by a history of oppression and neglect."Debate over the nomination triggered a protest Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Senate building. Comedian Amy Schumer and model-actress Emily Ratajkowski were among those who participated.

Service outage fixed after nearly 3 days, says Vancity-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-October 9, 2018

Vancity says it has fixed issues with its banking system that caused an outage lasting nearly three days during which members were unable to see their account balances or complete online transactions, including paying bills."We have fixed the issues with our banking system and are now beginning to bring the various elements back online," the credit union stated in a release.Although the issues have been fixed, Vancity says it will take more time Saturday to get all its services back online.During the outage, ATMs, debit cards, mobile tap and Vancity credit cards were still working for most members.Wait to bank-Vancity is asking members who have non-urgent banking needs to wait until the credit union posts a message that the system is completely back online before they use the online service.It also says that members may notice that some transanctions they completed since the outage began at midnight Oct. 3, may not appear, but will show up eventually.Tamara Vrooman, the president and CEO of Vancity, said the service outage that hit the credit union was not related to a security breach.Vancity has over 525,000 members in British Columbia.Long weekend extended hours-Vancity extended its branch hours into the weekend to help members work around the outage.Branches are open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT on Oct. 6-8.The member services centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those dates.Cause not found-Vancity has not yet said what caused the problem, but apologized for the outage."To all our members, we again sincerely apologize for the major inconvenience this outage has caused," it said in the release."You have our assurance that we will make it right, and that we will make you whole for any penalties or service charges you've incurred."

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi moved to the United States after he was pressured to stop criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new authoritarian order. He explained his decision a year ago in the Washington Post : “I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot.”

Khashoggi, who once advised members of the royal family, appears to have paid the ultimate price for living his principles. On Tuesday he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, seeking to complete paperwork to facilitate his remarriage. He never exited. Alive, anyway.

The Saudi authorities insist that he had left and they also are looking for him. It first appeared likely that he had been kidnapped, a common tactic used by Riyadh against dissident princes and other critics. The Turkish police noted the departure of several diplomatic vehicles from the building, in which he could have been taken, drugged and/or bound. However, Ankara now concludes that Khashoggi was murdered by a special hit squad brought in for that purpose.

Did journalist Jamal Khashoggi fall prey to the tyrannical regime in Saudi Arabia?

Stated an anonymous official: “We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate.” If true, Riyadh has dramatically escalated the war on its critics, many of whom, as Khashoggi related, currently languish in prison. However, having denied that the journalist is either at the consulate or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the regime could not easily later release him from prison. And death certainly ends his criticism.

The KSA never has run on liberal principles. However, there long was some space for measured criticism, with liberals allowed to advocate reform. Khashoggi called it “a gentleman’s agreement” which resulted in a balance between what could and could not be published. However, that tolerance has disappeared under the reign of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MbS, who with his father has turned a brotherly monarchy into a family dictatorship.

Unfortunately, the crown prince’s long overdue social liberalization has been more than counterbalanced by imposition of political tyranny. Explained Khashoggi: “We started seeing more direct pressure on journalists to only publish pro-government stories. Some people were asked to sign loyalty pledges. Some people were banned from writing or had their columns taken down. Things got worse for the activists, too, or people with critical opinions. The government was sending a message that if you’re not with us, you’re against us.”

On his arrival in the United States Khashoggi wrote of “the fear, intimidation, arrest and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds.” He noted “how breathtakingly fast you can fall out of favor with Saudi Arabia.” Repression is now “business as usual in my country.”

For instance, women activists long risked their freedom to push the government to lift the ban on women driving. In June MbS did so with great fanfare-while silencing and even arresting many of those who had advocated the change. Human Rights Watch referred to “an unrelenting crackdown on the women’s rights movement.” One unnamed activist admitted that “We used to think if we presented ourselves as allies to the government, wanting to work with them, we would be safe. But that changed after the rise of Mohammed bin Salman.”

The repressive wave washed over numerous pundits and clerics. Some were arrested not because they criticized Riyadh, but because they did not vigorously attack Qatar, which MbS sought to turn into a puppet state. In May Human Rights Watch reported that “Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings.” The number of those so detained increased tenfold since May 2014.

Last year the crown prince jailed a couple hundred of the kingdom’s wealthy elite in a brutal financial shakedown, with the added benefit of discouraging opposition to his family’s coup against the old system. Most were freed after turning over a substantial amount of their wealth to MbS, though many remain barred from foreign travel. But even before that power development occurred Khashoggi being overseas offered no security from Riyadh’s reach. The BBC reported on three princes, Sultan bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Prince Turki bin Bandar, and Prince Saud bin Saif al-Nasr, who had gone into exile and advocated reform, only to be kidnapped and returned to the KSA, where they were jailed (or possibly murdered). This practice has continued, with regime critics recently abducted in Kuwait and Lebanon.

Even the State Department had trouble finding anything nice to say about the repressive royals in its latest human rights report. Explained State: “The most significant human rights issues included unlawful killings, including execution for other than the most serious offenses and without requisite due process; torture; arbitrary arrest and detention, including of lawyers, human rights activists, and anti-government reformists; political prisoners; arbitrary interference with privacy; restrictions on freedom of expression, including on the internet, and criminalization of libel; restrictions on freedoms of peaceful assembly, association, movement, and religion; citizens’ lack of ability and legal means to choose their government through free and fair elections.”

Despite rumors of impending religious liberalization, so far the KSA sits atop the world, alongside North Korea, as a leading persecutor. Even Iran allows churches, temples, and synagogues to operate. But not Saudi Arabia. Even foreigners who gather in homes to worship face arrest. Years of financing fundamentalist Wahhabism around the globe have encouraged intolerance, hostility, and hatred of non-Muslims. Shiites also are a persecuted minority in the KSA, even facing death for protesting their discriminatory status.

With such a dreadful record, the Saudi royals have become a bit, shall we say, touchy about criticism of their behavior. After the Canadian government urged release of women’s rights activists, Riyadh expelled Canada’s ambassador, dropped pending contracts in Canada, and withdrew students from Canadian universities. The KSA also demanded an apology for having pointed out its crimes. The KSA similarly targeted Sweden and Germany for equally modest comments on the repressive royals.

That MbS does not employ violence against his international critics reflects lack of reach, not ambition. His foreign policy is both brutal and reckless. For instance, last year the Saudi government essentially kidnapped visiting Lebanese prime minister Saad Harari, a Sunni long allied with Riyadh, and forced him to announce his resignation. The resulting international furor caused his release, after which he returned to his duties.

Angry with Qatar for providing sanctuary for critics of the KSA, Riyadh (along with the United Arab Emirates) launched a campaign to isolate Doha. The terror-friendly Saudi government, home to fifteen of nineteen 9/11 hijackers and financier of Islamic fundamentalism worldwide, present its action as an attack on terrorism. However, MbS was most irritated with Qatar-funded Al Jazeera, which criticized the Saudi royals. The KSA planned to invade its small neighbor, backing away only under U.S. pressure and Turkish intervention.

In 2015 the Saudis launched an aggressive war against Yemen to restore to power the pliable Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who had been ousted in the latest iteration of decades of civil war and internal strife. An expected two-week war stretched into more than three years, with thousands of Yemeni civilians killed by Saudi airstrikes. The Saudis (and Emiratis) underwrote Islamic radicals in the fight against Houthi rebels. Iran took advantage of Riyadh’s bloody overreach to support the opposition, bleeding the KSA.

Saudi Arabia also backed the repressive el-Sisi government and Khalifa monarchy in Egypt and Bahrain, respectively. Riyadh even sent troops to help the latter suppress the Shia majority, which sought democratic freedoms from their Sunni overlords. Moreover, the KSA funded the most radical insurgents in Syria, largely abandoning the fight against the Islamic State in favor of its ill-fated Yemeni campaign. Riyadh has become the most brutal, destabilizing force in the Persian Gulf.

These policies are undermining MbS’s professed commitment to economic reform. Wealthy Saudis have been running for the exits with their cash and foreigners have stopped investing. Last year the KSA received less foreign direct investment than politically and economically unstable Jordan and oil-poor Oman. Instead of forging a reputation as a decisive leader, the crown prince increasingly looks like “an impulsive authoritarian, prone to temper tantrums and flights of irrational decisionmaking,” in the words of John Hannah, senior counselor for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

However, President Donald Trump appeared to fall under MbS’s influence after visiting Riyadh last year, where the president received a royal welcome-even awkwardly joining the “sword dance” and peering into the orb, called the “eye of Sauron” by some wits, at the “anti-terrorism” center. The crown prince recently said of Trump: “I love working with him. I really like working with him and we have achieved a lot in the Middle East.”

What is there for the crown prince not to like? The United States has armed him and given him a blank check to run amok in the Mideast. Moreover, the administration’s proposed “Arab NATO” would cement Saudi domination, forcing the three independent Gulf States, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait, into Riyadh’s orbit. And the administration, so vocal about Iran’s human-rights violations, has said nothing about the far more tyrannical regime in Saudi Arabia.

President Trump, who recently expressed his “love” for MbS, cynically sold U.S. policy to Riyadh. The president recently urged Riyadh to purchase even more weapons and push down oil prices, in recompense for America’s campaign against Tehran, the KSA’s only serious regional rival. In this way the administration sold its soul to the Saudi royals.

But now the crown prince looks like a common murderer. Khashoggi’s apparent killing should be a step too far even for Washington. If Iran committed such an act, then the administration would lead an angry global chorus against the Islamist regime. The United States should do the same against Riyadh.

Jamal Khashoggi was both good and brave, committed to a freer Saudi Arabia. That MbS and his confederates would kill such a man tells Americans all they need to know about their nominal ally. The Trump administration should loosen its embrace of a regime so antithetical to America’s most basic values and interests.

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is the author of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire.
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Unless and until the vicious cycle of misery for wealth and power is broken and buried, everything is meaningless and a waste of time. "But anyone can understand these people if you can grasp one thing: When the money gets big enough, finance and economics and politics are all the same thing. They are ways to measure risk. When you run five or ten or a hundred billion dollars, your overriding concern in life is that pile of money—growing it, yes, but, more fundamentally, preserving it. Geopolitics therefore become just another business risk to be measured alongside interest rates and consumer trends, and judged based on the threat it poses to your money. Climate change? A risk. War in North Korea? A risk. Donald Trump’s insanity? A risk. What normal people think of in moral or ideological terms, those who control all the world’s wealth think of simply in terms of risk. Almost anything can be tolerated, if it allows them to make more money with less risk. This is the logic of capitalism. " "you find a governing philosophy that cares nothing for humanity nor anything else. " <b>Hell Is Empty as All the Hedge Fund Managers Are At The Bellagio in Vegas!</b> https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/hell-is-empty-and-all-the-hedge-fund-managers-are-at-th-1795429824 Now there's a good place to start culling! Or at the very least sending them all off to a Siberian Gulag for the term of their natural lives. (smiling)
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Absolutely a link between Marxism and Russian/Chinese communism...and even North Korea. The idea that all must work for the collective, and all must be equal, and free exchange of goods and services absolutely stifles individual creativity, innovation, and the pure joy of individual accomplishment and seeking advancement. Marxisim is what whips up extreme liberals to take up arms and seek communism and become a Borg. Of this guy hates democracy and a capitalistic society that gives home a nice place to live like VT, perhaps he should move to whatever Marxist utopia he chooses. And Jefferson and Lincoln were not Marxist, nor is Trump a hero of Democracy, anymore than Putin is a true Communist (both just use the systems for personal and family gain). And Snowden is no hero either - he is a criminal who appointed himself as the judge of what to expose or not - not his call...60 Minutes actually did an expose a year before Snowden leaked his info on the NSA data collection room in California -it just didnt get much traction. Clearly this guy has a chip on his shoulder as he keeps posting in support of himself days after the article has run.
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          10 things you need to know today: October 10, 2018       Cache   Translate Page      

1.

President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday that she was resigning at the end of the year. It is yet another high-level departure to hit an administration already rocked by repeated shake-ups. The announcement by Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and one-time Trump critic, took many world leaders and administration officials by surprise. Haley has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, but she said she did not plan to run. She promised to instead campaign for Trump's re-election. Haley said she had no other immediate plans, but that she had served six years as governor and nearly two as U.N. ambassador, so it was time for someone else to step in. In a joint appearance with Trump, she said representing the U.S. at the U.N. "has been an honor of a lifetime." Trump said she had "done a fantastic job." [The New York Times, The Associated Press]

2.

Hurricane Michael strengthened into a major Category 4 storm on Tuesday as it barreled through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Florida Panhandle, threatening to hammer the state on Wednesday with winds as high as 140 mph and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet. Forecasters warned it could be the most powerful storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. Parts of Florida started feeling tropical storm-force winds overnight, with landfall projected Wednesday afternoon. Evacuations were ordered in parts of 10 counties, with more than 100,000 people ordered to leave low-lying areas. "It will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous," Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said. "You cannot hide from this storm." [The Washington Post, The Miami Herald]

3.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is officially back to work. Kavanaugh joined the court Tuesday about a week after the start of the new term and heard his first oral arguments in a case having to do with repeat offenders' prison sentences. Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly wished him a "long and happy career" on the bench before the court began. On Wednesday, he'll hear a case about whether the Department of Homeland Security has the authority to detain certain undocumented immigrants without a bond hearing. Kavanaugh is expected to shift the court's ideological bent to the right, although he pledged Monday night to be "independent" and "impartial." [The Wall Street Journal, NBC News]

4.

The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday temporarily blocked an order for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and a top Justice Department official to be questioned on the decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the looming depositions, requested by for states that are suing over the matter, on hold while the high court reviews the government's request to shield the officials from the depositions. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier Tuesday that Ross would have to provide a court-ordered deposition. Justice Department lawyers had previously said they would appeal to the Supreme Court if lower courts approved the rare deposition of a sitting Cabinet member. [Reuters, Politico]

5.

President Trump on Tuesday resumed his criticism of the Federal Reserve for steadily raising interest rates even though inflation is under control near the Fed's target rate of 2 percent. "I like to see low interest rates," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for an Iowa event. "The Fed is doing what it thinks is necessary but I don't like what they're doing because we have inflation really checked, and we have a lot of good things happening." Trump has complained numerous times that the Fed, which has raised interest rates three times this year and is expected to make one more increase this year, is hiking rates too fast and holding back the economy. [Reuters]

6.

President Trump continued his attacks on Democrats Tuesday, calling them "unhinged" and "wacko" during an Iowa rally a day after a White House ceremonial swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The Democrats have become too extreme and, frankly, they've become too dangerous to govern," Trump said, escalating criticism he began after Kavanaugh was confirmed despite Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her decades ago when they were in high school. Trump's speech was part of a Republican effort to depict Democrats and anti-Kavanaugh protesters as an "angry left-wing mob." Democrats shifted away from Kavanaugh after their losing fight against Kavanaugh's confirmation, and began focusing on health care and other issues ahead of the November midterm elections. [The New York Times, CNN]

7.

A senior Turkish official told The New York Times on Tuesday that security officials have determined that missing Saudi dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday on orders of the royal court. Khashoggi was at the consulate to pick up a document he needed to get married, and was killed within two hours of his arrival, the official said. Turkey says 15 Saudi agents arrived in Istanbul on two charter flights the same day Khashoggi went to the consulate, and left a few hours later. One of those agents was an autopsy expert, the official told the Times, and security officials believe he helped with dismembering Khashoggi's body. Saudi Arabia denies killing Khashoggi. [The New York Times, The Washington Post]

8.

South Korea's foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, said Wednesday that her country is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to improve relations with Pyongyang and boost momentum toward a deal on denuclearization. South Korea effectively shut down nearly all cross-border economic cooperation after a 2010 attack on a warship that killed 45 South Korean sailors. The 2010 "May 24 measures" also banned North Korea from using South Korean shipping lanes. South Korea's sanctions "now duplicate" some United Nations sanctions, Kang said. Lifting South Korea's measures would not affect U.S.-led international sanctions, which remain in place as denuclearization talks continue. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called engagement between the North and South a key to resolving the nuclear standoff. [The Associated Press]

9.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that North Dakota could enforce a controversial voter ID law in the 2018 elections. A group of Native American residents challenged a new state law requiring voters to present identification with a current residential street address, arguing it would disenfranchise Native Americans, a key Democratic constituency, disproportionately because many Native American voters live on reservations without standard addresses. The Supreme Court denied an urgent request submitted to Justice Neil Gorsuch to keep the law from being implemented in November. The court denied the request without explanation. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Elena Kagan, citing the risk of "voter confusion." The decision was seen as a setback for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's (D-N.D.) already uphill re-election bid. [The Hill]

10.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), sentenced last year to 21 months for sexting with a teenage girl, will be released from prison early for "good conduct," a federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Weiner had been set for release in August 2019, but the date has been moved up three months to May 14. Weiner was a rising star in the Democratic Party until an earlier scandal in which he sent a sexually explicit image to a woman via Twitter in 2011. He resigned, then another sexting scandal derailed his brief 2013 bid for New York City mayor. After he pleaded guilty in May 2017 to sexting with a teenage girl, his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, sued for divorce. [Politico]


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UNESCO: Rachel's Tomb and Cave of Patriarchs part of 'Occupied Palestine'
The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning adopted resolutions 28 and 29, titled "Occupied Palestine," which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are "an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory" and condemning the construction of the security fence and "other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory."

Both resolutions were sponsored by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, and were approved within minutes at the commission’s meeting, which includes the 59 members of UNESCO’s Executive Committee. Israel is not a member of the Executive Committee.

The resolutions also refer to Israel as "occupier" and condemn "Israeli army violations against Palestinian universities and schools," criticize the construction of the security fence, deplore the destruction of Palestinian schools, including in the village Khan al-Ahmar and regret Israel’s excavation projects in east Jerusalem.

UNESCO's assistant director-general for external relations, Nicolas Kassianides, said at the meeting that the resolutions were adopted following close consultations between the member states, and welcoming "the spirit of constructive dialogue that enabled to reach a consensus."

Kassianides further said the adoption of the resolution by consensus "confirms the positive momentum that started last year, especially on this subject which is very sensitive," hailing in particularly efforts by the Palestinians, Jordan and Israel to reach agreement.

Over the years, UNESCO included both items in the final text adopted annually by the agency’s Executive Committee. But when Audrey Azoulay took office last year as head of UNESCO, a compromise was achieved, with the resolutions adopted as an annex, and not inside the body of the text. This was the case today as well.

Belgium acknowledges Pisgat Ze’ev as part of Jerusalem
After sending the Tenzer family a letter stating that the parents of the family live in “Jerusalem”, while their two children live in “Palestinian territories,” the Belgian consulate in Jerusalem has announced the error was due to a technical malfunction in its computers that has since been amended.

"We would like to inform you that due to a technical error in our computer, the addresses of your children Talia and Gilad were incorrectly registered, and since then the error has been corrected," the second letter the consulate sent read.

The family reside in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, which is located over the Green Line in eastern Jerusalem that was captured and annexed by Israel during the 1967 Six Day War.

The first letter, which was sent to every Belgian citizen as the Western European country approaches its national elections, was intended to explain to all expats their rights and how to cast their vote.

The family said that all letters addressed to the family from the Belgian consulate have always referred to all its members simply as residents of Jerusalem.
Caroline Glick: Russia Raises the Stakes in Syria with S-300 Missiles
Last week, India signed a deal to purchase Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system. How likely is that deal to come to fruition if the U.S. and Israel expose the failings of the S-300? What about Turkey’s agreement to purchase the S-400?

While these key issues remain unknown, there are low-risk moves the U.S. can take in response to Russia’s adoption of a new, far more aggressive posture towards Israel and the U.S. that could serve to deter Russian adventurism and empower any moderate voices in Moscow that may have been sidelined since Sept. 17.

First, the administration could recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The move would empower Israel diplomatically and weaken the diplomatic position of Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime they control.

Second, the U.S. can launch a campaign to withdraw international recognition of the Assad regime.

Iran and Russia both base the legality of their operations in Syria on the fact that the Assad regime asked them to intervene in Syria. But the Assad regime only exists because of their support.

In truth, they are foreign aggressors asserting control over Syria and using a local Syrian proxy to legitimize their aggression. A U.S.-led campaign internationally to withdraw recognition of the Assad regime and remove regime representatives from international forums, including the UN, could weaken the Russian-Iranian political position in significant ways.

Third, the administration could ask Congress for a new, updated authorization for the use of force in Syria. Current authorization is based on the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria. The Obama administration’s strategy was to deploy U.S. forces to fight ISIS and take no action against Iranian or Russian forces in the country.



JPost Editorial: Behind the plan
President Donald Trump has the world in suspense. Everywhere in the Middle East, and in capitals around the world, everyone awaits the unveiling, the roll out, of America’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” What is the president’s peace plan, all are wondering? What is he going to throw out there that, we’ve been told, is way different than anything that’s ever come before?

It’s got everyone guessing, and there have been hints and unconfirmed reports along the way about this point or that – this neighborhood’s borders, or that country’s direct involvement, etc. – but nobody is sure what’s in it, and if they do know, they’re not talking.

But even while we don’t know the details, we do have an idea about what the US is thinking – from the man who’s helping to craft that peace plan: Jason Greenblatt.

Two weeks ago, Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations addressed the semi-annual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The AHLC – established on October 1, 1993, less than a month after the signing of the Oslo Accords – is a 15-member committee of countries and organizations that serves as the central body bringing together international efforts to finance aid to the Palestinians. If anything in the Trump peace plan will include money, then what Greenblatt had to say to the committee has extreme importance.

“Let’s stop focusing on tired talking points and throwing more money at the same things we have been doing since 1993,” he said. “It is time to realistically evaluate what works and what does not.”
Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday indicated that his country will not agree to any change of status for the Golan Heights, which Moscow, along with the large majority of the international community, considers occupied Syrian territory.

His comments followed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call on the international community Monday to recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin appreciates how important the strategic plateau is for Israel.

“The status of the Golan Heights is determined by the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Lavrov told reporters in Moscow. “Changing this status bypassing the Security Council, from my perspective, would be a direct violation of these resolutions.”

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, and formally annexed the territory in 1981. UN Security Council Resolution 497 of that year declared that Israel’s annexation of the “occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect.” It passed unanimously.
Israel will continue Syria strikes despite S-300, Netanyahu tells Moscow
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia’s vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighboring Syria, despite Moscow’s decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defense missiles.

Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah terror group.

Despite the delivery of the S-300 air defense systems to the Syrian military, Israel was committed as a matter of self-defense to continue its “legitimate activity in Syria against Iran and its proxies, which state their intention to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.

Israeli planes have carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah targets, but there have been no reports of suspected Israeli airstrikes since the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in Syria, an incident that raised tensions between Israel and Russia.
Seth Frantzman: Middle East divided on Nikki Haley’s legacy
“Sad news for Israel,” tweeted retired IDF spokesman Peter Lerner. “Nikki Haley’s role in the final destruction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and her shameful and racist smearing of Palestinian protesters by Israel during the ongoing Grand Return March will always define my opinion of her,” tweeted writer Iyad el-Baghdadi. Across the Middle East, reaction to reports that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is stepping down were as divided as the region.

Predictably, those supportive of the Palestinians and critical of US policy on Iran were critical of Haley, while those who tend to oppose the Iranian regime or sup- port Israel were shocked at her leaving. Haley was a strong voice against Iran’s policies in her speeches. In December 2017 she unveiled the wreckage of an Iranian Qiam ballistic missile at a speech, showcasing Iran’s involvement in Yemen.

Her departure comes as the US is dealing with a Saudi Arabia-Turkey crisis over missing journalist and former Riyadh insider Jamal Khashoggi that may involve a UN investigation or UN condemnation. The US is also seeking to pressure UNRWA, UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Council, and has withdrawn from various international bodies and treaties, including a treaty of Amity with Iran and a protocol in the Vienna Convention.

“Rest assured, Iran’s regime is terrified about who Trump/Pompeo will appoint next,” noted human rights activist and commentator Heshmat Alavi. He called her a champion supporting the people of Iran and noted her strong words against the Assad regime and Russia regarding their policies in northwest Syria. The Special Monitoring Mission to Syria, which covers the conflict there, tweeted that they hoped the new UN ambassador “will bring [a] more positive agenda to the international community from Washington.”
Five times Nikki Haley delighted the pro-Israel community
When Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that she would be stepping down as UN ambassador by the end of this year, the Israeli and pro-Israel laments poured out swiftly.

Haley didn’t simply defend Israel and its government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as her predecessors had under Democratic and Republican administrations. She led a game change: On her watch, and with the blessing of US President Donald Trump, support for Israel became a “with or against us” proposition. Slam the United States for defending Israel, and count on being slammed back, was the Trump-Haley credo.

A big chunk of Haley’s two years at the world body was about Israel.

“Thank you for your support, which led to a change in Israel’s status in the UN,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Twitter.

Netanyahu offered his gratitude as well in a statement.

“I would like to thank Ambassador @nikkihaley, who led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country,” he said.

Haley’s predecessors had also robustly backed Israel in the body, but there had been hiccups. The latest came in December 2016 when US Ambassador Samantha Power allowed a UN Security Council resolution criticizing Israel’s settlement policy in the waning days of the Obama administration, about a month before Trump was inaugurated.

It was a rare instance of a US official semi-endorsing UN criticism of Israel.

Netanyahu and the centrist to right-wing pro-Israel community sees the United Nations as a snake pit, and any concession is seen as a betrayal. That was the message in the American Israel Public Affair Committee’s farewell to Haley packed into a single word: “consistently.”
US Jewish Groups, Israeli Politicians Hail Outgoing UN Ambassador Haley for Defense of Jewish State
Major American Jewish groups and top Israeli politicians issued effusive praise of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley following the announcement of her resignation on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished Haley well, saying she “led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country.”

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called Haley an “ambassador of truth” who defended the Jewish state’s “clear right to protect the security of our citizens.”

Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon said Haley would “always be a true friend of Israel.”

HaBayit HaYehudi leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted to Haley, who will be leaving her post at the end of the year, “Thank you for what you’ve done for Israel. We will not forget.”
Nikki Haley: A Sheriff in Heels on Israel's Behalf
For Israel’s supporters in America, Nikki Haley was a superstar.

She won them over with a memorable speech at the AIPAC convention in 2017, right after US President Donald Trump was elected and she became ambassador to the UN.

“I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement. It’s because if I see something wrong, we’re going to kick them every single time,” she said, to enthusiastic applause. “So for anyone that says you can’t get anything done at the UN, they need to know there’s a new sheriff in town.”

Enough said.

She became the new darling of the pro-Israel crowd, and her appearances at AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups often included media reports that she received a “rock-star” ovation.

That’s for good reason. Unapologetically, calmly and intelligently, Haley passionately called out the UN over its anti-Israel bias; eloquently defended Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem; and firmly called the Palestinians out for the folly of many of their policies – such as insulting her and her boss.

Her uncompromising support for Israel at the UN conjured up memories of former US ambassadors to the UN, Daniel Moynihan and Jeane Kirkpatrick.

Many American Jews, pleased with Trump’s policies on Israel but equally unhappy with Trump’s behavior and governing style, have said – some quietly, while others more openly – that they wished Haley were president. Maybe one day she will run for the Oval Office – and maybe quitting now is part of an overall strategy to do just that.


Amb. Danny Danon: Thank you, Nikki Haley, warrior for justice and truth
Over the years, we grew accustomed to seeing the United Nations as an institution of lies and twisted half-truths the likes of which are disseminated by Arab countries and our enemies around the world, but with Nikki Haley's appointment as U.S. ambassador to the U.N., a new era was born.

Haley did not mind the criticism. She was not worried about being in the minority. She stood, head held high, with one goal in mind – to expose the truth. The change led by Haley at the U.N. Security Council, which brought an end to the automatic support for the unilateral moves by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to push forward resolutions condemning Israel and saw her voice her clear support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, is just one example of her energetic activity for the State of Israel.

This was a period of real change, in which the tendency toward lies was replaced with the pursuit of truth, when the terror machines of Iran and Hamas and the lies of the PA were exposed to the world to reveal the true face of our enemies.
Continetti Responds to Haley’s Resignation: There Are People Around the World Who Will Miss Her
Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that in the wake of Nikki Haley's "shocking" resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, "there are people around the world who will miss [her]."

Continetti responded during an appearance on "America's Newsroom" to Haley's resignation announcement.

"It is very shocking. Haley has been one of the most successful U.N. ambassadors in decades. If she follows in that tradition of Jeanne Kirkpatrick, John Bolton, now national security advisor, as someone who stands up for American values as well as American interests, someone who advocates democracy and human rights at the United Nations, [and is] also a stalwart defender of the state of Israel – there are a lot of people around the world who will miss Nikki Haley."

Continetti's appearance preceded the official press conference between Haley and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, where Trump said Haley has been "very special" to him and lauded her accomplishments at the U.N. related to the Human Rights Council, Iran, Israel, and North Korea.

Continetti also praised Haley's accomplishments.

"So often the U.N. has kind of been just the institution for dictators and thugs and human rights abusers," Continetti said, "and it requires someone in that ambassadorial role, someone who is willing to stand up to these autocrats. I think Nikki Haley did that in her tenure."




Will Nikki Haley’s replacement be as supportive of Israel?
Whomever US President Donald Trump appoints to replace outgoing Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will have very large shoes to fill, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in response to Haley's surprise resignation on Tuesday.

Haley was a godsend at the UN from Israel's point of view, passionately, eloquently and calmly defending the Jewish State and calling out the world for its hypocrisy and bias towards the country.

It is a safe bet that whomever replaces Haley will reflect those policies as well, considering the Trump administration's staunchly pro-Israel positions. But there is always that matter of style, passion and nuance – and that is where a difference might be felt.

No sooner had Haley announced her departure, then the speculation began as to whom Trump will tap as her successor. One of the first names mentioned was Trump's daughter, Ivanka, whom Trump said would be “incredible “ in the job. She, however, made it clear that this was not going to happen, by tweeting Tuesday evening, "I know that the president will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me."

Here is a quick look at three of the leading names to replace Haley, and their involvement on Israel-related issues.

Dina Powell
The Egyptian-born Powell, who is fluent in Arabic, joined the Trump team in March 2017 as deputy national security adviser, after a period of serving as an adviser to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner during the transition period.

Powell, who was a spokesperson in the US State Department under former president George W. Bush, with a focus on outreach to the Arab world, played a leading role planning Trump's maiden visit as president in 2017 to Saudi Arabia and Israel, and became a part of Trump's Middle East negotiations team that included Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Richard Grenell
Another leading candidate is Richard Grenell, a long-time US spokesman at the UN who has been the US Ambassador to Germany since May. Grenell has a close relationship with National Security Advisor John Bolton, with whom he worked when Bolton was an ambassador to the UN in 2005-2006.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Grenell briefly in Germany in May, shortly after the new ambassador rankled feathers in Europe by saying that he was excited about a “groundswell of conservative policies” in Europe that has resulted from “the failed policies of the left.”

Senator Bob Corker
Corker, the powerful head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has had a roller-coaster relationship with Trump, with the highs being his active consideration by Trump as a running mate in 2016, and the lows being a Twitter war with the president last year. After bearing the brunt of Trump insults, Corker, who has announced his retirement from the Senate at the end of his current term in 2019, had replied: “It's a shame the White House has become an adult daycare center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Recently, however, Trump offered Corker the ambassadorship to Australia, a sign that the two have patched over differences to a certain degree and that it is at least conceivable that Trump would give the foreign policy maven the nod. Corker turned down the Australian job.
Richard Grenell a 'family favorite' to replace Nikki Haley at UN
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is a name to watch as speculation commences on who will replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, a source with knowledge of the administration's thinking told the Washington Examiner.

"He's a family favorite," the source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said of Grenell.

Multiple members of the White House communications team did not respond to immediate requests for comment regarding Grenell being a potential replacement for Haley.

Grenell spent eight years serving as a U.S. spokesman and political appointee to the U.N., making him the longest serving appointee at the U.N. in history. The ambassador served as the U.S. spokesman during many of the most contentious and troublesome periods in recent decades. Grenell ran communications during the war on terrorism, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and the U.N.'s oil-for-food corruption scandal.

[Also read: Here are the notable Trump aides who have left the administration]

The president was livid with Senate Democrats for what he felt was slow-walking Grenell's confirmation earlier this year. He said in March that his nominees were "being blocked and/or slow walked by the Democrats in the Senate." Roughly one month after his tweet, Grenell made it through the Senate confirmation process.
Israel must stop arrests, 'abuse' of Palestinian minors, European MPs say
Israel should stop administrative detentions of Palestinian minors, members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said Tuesday in Strasbourg, France.

PACE voted 47-11 to approve a report calling on Israel to work with UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross to "change laws, practice and attitudes so as to fully protect the rights of Palestinian minors in the Israeli justice system."

Among those who voted against the report were representatives of the UK, Switzerland, Estonia and Moldova, who criticized it as not balanced.

Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie called the report "one-sided and distorted," because it does not mention the participation of Palestinian minors in terrorism and violence, incitement in Palestinian textbooks, or the payments the Palestinian Authority makes to terrorists and their families.

"While you worked on writing this report in an air-conditioned room, an Israeli was arrested in a shopping center by one of the minors you seek to protect," Lavie stated, referring to the murder of Israeli father of four, Ari Fuld, by Palestinian 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin last month.

"While you condemn the arrests of potential terrorists, two more Israelis were slaughtered in their place of work," Lavie added.

"How many of the countries represented in this hall use administrative detentions to ensure their security? But when it comes to Israel, our right to defend ourselves is only on paper."
Global News Erroneously Claims Palestinian Terrorist Killed 2 Israeli Soldiers – Not Civilians
On October 7, Global News broadcast an error-ridden report about the horrific terror attack in Barkan that saw a Palestinian terrorist shoot and kill two Israeli civilians and wound a third.

A Palestinian terrorist named Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, is suspected of carrying out the attack that saw 29-year-old Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and 35-year-old Ziv Hajibi murdered. As of this writing, his whereabouts are unknown and a manhunt is being carried out by Israeli and Palestinian forces.

Though it’s a positive that Global devoted coverage to this terror attack, its journalists erroneously claimed that the dead and injured Israelis were all soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. In fact, they were innocent civilians who were murdered.

Global’s Anchor wrongly introduced the report by saying:
Israel is blaming the deaths of two of its soldiers on an attack by a Palestinian gunman, a third soldier was injured when the gunman is alleged to have opened fire in an industrial park in the west bank…”

Global News Erroneously Claims Palestinian Terrorist Killed 2 Israeli Soldiers - Not Civilians from Mike on Vimeo.


Incendiary Balloon Lands in Jerusalem Suburb
A balloon fitted with an explosive device, launched by Palestinian terrorists, landed outside a home in Givat Ze’ev, a suburb of Jerusalem, for the first time Monday.

Police sappers neutralized the device in the private yard of the Samaria home and transferred their findings to a laboratory for further review.

Several similar cases recently suggest that Palestinians ‎in the West Bank may be trying to mimic a wave of recent arson attacks from Gaza and launch incendiary ‎balloons into central Israeli cities.

On Saturday, incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked a fire in Shokeda Forest. Firefighters, Jewish National Fund workers and Israel Nature and Parks Authority teams worked together to extinguish the blaze.

Incendiary balloons also landed in Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Dorot, but fortunately did not cause damage.

Shaar Hanegev Regional Council security officer Tayel Hajbi told Israel Hayom, “Today, fortunately, there were no fires because there was early detection, and when the balloons reached the ground they were immediately extinguished.”
Khaled Abu Toameh: Fatah blasts Qatar over fuel delivery to Gaza
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction on Tuesday accused Qatar of working with Israel to perpetuate the split between the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Fatah also accused Qatar of meddling in the internal affairs of the Palestinians.

Qatar has donated $60 million for help provide fuel for the Gaza Power Plant for the next six months.

For the first time, however, the payment process skipped over the Palestinian Authority. Typically, Qatar would have sent the money to the PA, which then would have purchased the fuel from Israel, to transfer to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

This time around it donated the funds to the United Nations, which then purchased the fuel from Israel, thereby leaving the Palestinian Authority out in the cold.

The gestures alleviates the humanitarian suffering of the two million people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza enclave, who have been living on four to five hours of electricity per day, followed by 12 to 16 hours of blackouts.

Fatah and Abbas have reportedly expressed outrage over the move, which they say will help Hamas tighten its grip on the Gaza Strip and sabotage Egyptian efforts to end the rivalry between the two Palestinian parties.

Abbas has imposed severe economic sanctions on Gaza, including refusing to pay for fuel, in hopes of forcing Hamas to relinquish its 11-year hold on Gaza and allow for Fatah to rule the enclave. Funding the fuel harms those efforts.

A senior PA official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post that any aid to the Gaza Strip should be channeled through the Ramallah-based PA government and in coordination with it.
The same old Sinwar
Caving into Hamas pressure, La Repubblica journalist ‎Francesca Borri, which interviewed Sinwar, was quick ‎to post a video in which she states that she ‎interviewed Sinwar on behalf of the Italian daily ‎and a British paper, not Israeli media. ‎

Yedioth's claim that the interview was held on its ‎behalf is false in its entirety. "I am a freelancer ‎and my stories are translated into 24 languages. ‎Sinwar knew it. I do not work for Israeli media," ‎she said. ‎

‎"When Sinwar talked with me, he was addressing the ‎world, including Israel, with aim of removing the ‎siege the international community as a whole is ‎responsible for," she said. ‎

She stressed that she asked him whether this ‎was the first time he was granting an interview to ‎‎"Western media" – not "Israeli media," as Yedioth ‎claimed.‎

Borri further said that Sinwar "wouldn’t hear of ‎‎'normalization,'" cryptically adding that "at the ‎end of the day, we're all pretty smart. What ‎happened is clear to everyone." ‎

Woe the disappointment. As it turns out, Hamas – ‎the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ‎sister-movement of Islamic Jihad, al-Qaida and ‎Islamic State – has no intention of relinquishing ‎its call for Israel's destruction.‎

Sinwar has no intention of laying down his arms and ‎setting aside the desire to murder Israelis. He ‎simply explained that his "weakness" is the source ‎of his "strength" as giant, impatient, nuclear ‎Israel does not wish to eliminate him because it is ‎not in its interest. ‎

The bastard is right.‎






Iran spent $16B to destabilize Middle East, report finds
The U.S. State Department recently published an ‎unprecedented report detailing the financial ‎resources Iran invests in destabilizing the Middle ‎East. ‎

The report estimated that over the past six years, ‎the Islamic republic has spent some $16 billion to ‎prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and ‎fund Iranian-backed militias across the Arab world.‎

Assad has so far received about $4.6 billion from ‎Tehran, which also gives its largest regional proxy, ‎Lebanon-based Hezbollah, more than $700 million a ‎year, in addition to supporting other militias in ‎Iraq and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.‎

According to the 48-page report, the Gaza Strip-‎based Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups have ‎receives upward of $100 million from Iran in recent ‎years. ‎

‎"We know that Iran uses its economic revenues to ‎finance terrorism. There is no country in the world ‎that sponsors and supports terrorism more than ‎Iran," a State Department ‎official said. ‎

The report also touched on Iran's ballistic missile ‎program, saying that for years, Tehran has been ‎violating the international restrictions imposed on it ‎and has been delivering ballistic missiles to the ‎Houthis.‎
Iran Joins Global Initiative to Combat Terrorism; Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah
Looking to avoid further international sanctions, 143 out of 268 Iranian lawmakers voted on Sunday to support a UN Convention to end terrorist financing, but the bill they passed contains loopholes for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

Known as the “Combating the Financing of Terrorism,” the international convention “involves investigating, analyzing, deterring and preventing sources of funding for activities intended to achieve political, religious or ideological goals through violence and the threat of violence against civilians,” according to the online site Investopedia.

However, this development is unlikely to cease Iran’s role as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

“Both opponents of the bill and foreign-media reports failed to recognize that the bill carves out exemptions for the specific purpose of facilitating funds to support Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups designated abroad as terrorist organizations,” according to Saeed Ghasseminejad and Toby Dershowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

“To that end, the bill excludes ‘struggles against colonial dominance and foreign occupation’ from its definition of terrorism,” they added. “The bill even acknowledges it will not fully comply with clause 1.b in Article 2 of the CFT, which prohibits any act ‘intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian, or to any other person not taking an active part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict.’”
Turkey's Revolution Looks like Iran's - but in Slow Motion
The SAVAK's infamous Evin prison, which once held as many as 5,000 of the Shah's political enemies, soon held over 15,000 of Khomeini's.

Erdogan once said that "Democracy is like a tram. You ride it until you arrive at your destination, then you step off." It appears he has reached his destination.

As Prime Minister and then President of Turkey, Erdogan's policies have become steadily more hostile to U.S. interests. He championed the Gaza flotilla, helped Iran transport weapons into Syria, and fought America's Kurdish allies.

Imagine what the world would be like if the U.S. had stationed nuclear weapons in Iran prior to Khomeini's takeover. Imagine what the world will be like if Erdogan seizes America's nuclear weapons.
Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi journalist’s ‘assassination squad’
A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published the names and photographs of a group of Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on board two private jets the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, went missing.

Turkish officials have said they believe the Saudi writer and government critic was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul after he visited the mission to obtain a document required to marry his Turkish fiancee. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, revealed the identities of what it called a “mysterious” 15-member “assassination squad” it said was involved in Khashoggi’s alleged death.

The paper printed pictures of the Saudi nationals that appeared to have been taken by security cameras during police control at an airport.
MEMRI: The Disappearance Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Before He Disappeared, The Saudi Press Accused Him Of Treason; Now It Is Expressing Concern
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, and was never seen leaving it, is a trending topic in the Arabic press, particularly the Saudi press. Khashoggi, whom some Turkish elements surmise was murdered by the Saudis inside the consulate, is a veteran Saudi journalist well known in the Arab world, especially for his criticism of the Saudi regime and his support for the Muslim Brotherhood. In the past year Khashoggi even moved to the U.S. in fear for his life, and began writing a Washington Post column; in it, he was harshly critical of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

Prior to Khashoggi's disappearance, and since his move to the U.S., there were numerous articles in the Saudi press attacking him, particularly in the 'Okaz daily. The articles accused him of betraying his country, ranked him with the leaders of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and described him as being in the service of the enemies of Saudi Arabia, starting with Turkey, Iran and Qatar, out of greed. Three days after his disappearance, a similar article called him "conspirer with reactionary ideas" who is loyal to the enemies of the state and is working "to sway public opinion [against Saudi Arabia] and underme security and stability in the country."

However, about a week after his disappearance, just as the accusations that Saudi Arabia had murdered him at the Istanbul consulate peaked, there was a reversal in the tone of articles in the Saudi press about him. Articles now expressed the country's concern about him, and the hope of hearing that he was alive and well. These articles also denied that Saudi Arabia had had a hand in his alleged murder, arguing that the country had no history of eliminating oppositionists in that way and that such an act would in any event cause more harm than good. They also stated that Turkey, Iran, and Qatar, and the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV, by attempting to accuse Saudi Arabia of involvement in murder, were essentially implicating themselves.

This report will set out the change in tone in the Saudi press with respect to Khashoggi, prior to and immediately after his disappearance and a week later.




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SEOUL (Reuters) – Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its […]
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Nikki Haley.

Hello! Here's what's happening on Wednesday.

1. US President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the US midterm elections"I just can't leave now," Trump told reporters.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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  • President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the midterm elections.
  • "I just can't leave now," Trump said to reporters on Tuesday.
  • The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.
  • Trump had positive words about Kim after his June summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore. The president said the second meeting could happen at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It'll be after the midterms," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. "I just can't leave now."

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          2018 Annual Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Congressional-Executive Commission on China 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

 

I. Executive Summary & Highlighted Policy Recommendations and Political Prisoner Cases

Chapter Findings and Recommendations

Political Prisoner Database

II. Human Rights

Freedom of Expression

Worker Rights

Criminal Justice

Freedom of Religion

Ethnic Minority Rights

Population Control

Freedom of Residence and Movement

Status of Women

Human Trafficking

North Korean Refugees in China

Public Health

The Environment

III. Development of the Rule of Law

Civil Society

Institutions of Democratic Governance

Commercial Rule of Law

Access to Justice

IV. Xinjiang

V. Tibet

VI. Developments in Hong Kong and Macau


          South Korea considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to encourage denuclearization      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea announced Wednesday that it is considering lifting some of its sanctions against North Korea in order to encourage Pyongyang to denuclearize. What are…
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Morning Wonketariat! Here's some of the things we may be talking about today.


Somebody has ghostwritten an op-ed for Trump in USA Today that says the Democratic push for "Medicare for All" would turn the US into a failed socialist state like Venezuela and send all the old people to Carousel. It also accuses Democrats of being radical communists who want to steal from the rich and give to the Mexicans. (Factcheck TRUE!)

At a rally in Iowa full of bitter, angry old people, Trump hiked up his fupa and said "I'm not on the ballot," then told the ravenous crowd of pasty-faced geriatrics to vote for him. He also painted Democrats as "too dangerous to govern," introduced new childish nicknames, and insulted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, prompting his minions to start chanting, "Lock her up."

Democrats plan to hold Republicans' feet to the fire later this week when they introduce legislation to kill Trump's junk health insurance plan with Republican-style congressional fuckery.

Healthcare has emerged as the de facto issue among many voters as Republicans find their attempts to kill protections for pre-existing conditions being roundly rejected. Who knew?

House Freedom crazies are salivating over a chance to grill Rod Rosenstein over his wiretap "joke," and Andrew McCabe seems like he's snitching.

Politico reports Dina Powell is considering leaving Goldman Sachs (again) to go work in the White House (again). As usual, Jonathan Swan has another "Trump's 'central casting' strategy" story in Axios about filling Nikki Haley's seat at the UN. Meanwhile, WaPo reports Haley is definitely positioning herself to run for ... something.

Most economists will tell you controlling inflation is as much a science as it is stumbling around the woods with a broken flashlight. As the Fed raises rates in the hope of warding off the bad economic juju, it's now being forced to defend itself from Donald Trump, who is telling reporters he "doesn't like what they're doing."

New EPA head Andrew Wheeler already has his own scandal after HuffPo found he "liked" a racist meme depicting Barack and Michelle Obama staring at a banana back in 2013, and retweeting conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.

The inspector general has found a number of federal law enforcement agencies have been losing truckloads of weapons and ammo, including 2.45 million rounds of ammo, 300 shotguns, pistols, and M4 rifles, because of poor logistics control and old fashioned stupidity. #MAGA.

The 2020 census will use less than half of the 150,000 temp workers hired for the 2010 census thanks to satellites and iPhones, and the ability to complete the census by phone. The Census Bureau is brushing off security concerns by pointing to all the money they're saving, adding, "You're welcome, America."

The Supreme Court just blocked an order to depose Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a lawsuit over citizen questions on the 2020 census. SCOTUS also criticized a lower court for ruining the regularly scheduled naps executive time of high-ranking cabinet officials, and for questioning Ross's "mental processes."

BUT WAIT, there's more! SCOTUS also upheld a North Dakota voter ID law designed to disenfranchise native people from voting as it forces people to use residential addresses instead of tribal IDs (which use PO boxes). In her dissent, the notorious RBG noted that the court was upending precedent and changing the rules right before an election.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's trying to raise $3 million for Susan Collins after a swath of Democrats immediately began lining up behind Susan Rice to challenge Collins in 2020.

In a debate to fill the seat being vacated by Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney railed against Trump's baby jails as a "dark stain on this country," and portrayed it as something that was over (it's not). Mittens then dodged questions about Trump's tax cuts (for the super rich). Oh, Mittens, you scamp!

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, support for Democrats has surged following the Republicans' attempts to pin us down and keep us from screaming.

Republicans are beginning to cut their losses in several key House races, pulling previously announced ads in the hopes that the comically large money bags can stop gaping wounds elsewhere.

New data from the primaries show a massive turnout of among Democrats in 19 competitive House races. #BlueWave

Before the buttcrack of dawn could creep over Manhattan, super rich guy and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg re-registered as a Democrat. #HesRunning.

Politico's Playbook reports that Republican replacement Senator Jon Kyl might fuck off to his super fancy lobbying gig on K Street later this year so that he doesn't have to tell anyone how much money he makes.

Trump wants to have his next summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at Mar-a-Lago. Yesterday he told reporters that he was surprised at all the "denuking" progress they've made. National security geeks are quick to note US intel agencies have reported North Korea may actually be increasing their nuclear capabilities.

WaPo has new reporting of apparent murder of journalist Saudi Jamal Khashoggi.Jamal Khashoggi. Heavily edited police video shows black vans waiting for Khashoggi upon his entrance into the Saudi embassy in Turkey, but never leaving. WaPo goes on to report that embassy staff were suddenly told to leave, and the video shows several vehicles leaving, and a 15 person entourage boarding two private jets bound for Saudi airspace.

Michael Avenatti has proposed "a three-round mixed-martial arts fight" for charity with Donald Trump Jr. because politics is now more about theatre than actually solving problems.

Sears is preparing to file for bankruptcy after posting losses for almost a decade. With a deadline to pay off a $134 million debt coming this Monday, it's unlikely we'll ever get another Brady emergency that requires our Sunday best.

Bloomberg claims to have evidence that a major telecom company used hacked Chinese motherboards. Bloomberg quotes a security contractor who says the problem is much more widespread than people believe, and that the entire tech supply chain has been corrupted at the manufacturing level. The Chinese government continues to deny that they've caught everyone with their pants down.

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          Seoul Says Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis to Visit North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

The North Korean dictator reportedly said the pope would be “enthusiastically” welcomed

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By Courtney Grogan North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday. Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to become the first pontiff to visit the state. The invitation will be delivered by the South Korean president. Sam Holder reports.
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NORTH KOREA has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, saying the religious leader would be "ardently welcomed, South Korea's presidency said on Tuesday.

The post North Korea seeks Pope Francis visit to Pyongyang appeared first on Asian Correspondent.


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[South Korea], Oct 10 (ANI): Do Jong-whan, the South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism has invited North Korea to participate in the 100th Korean National Sports Festival to be held in
          Foreign minister says South Korea is considering lifting some unilateral sanctions to help diplomacy      Cache   Translate Page      

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Foreign minister says South Korea is considering lifting some unilateral sanctions to help diplomacy with North Korea.


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Unification ministry insists project not in violation of international sanctions
          Seoul reviewing possibility of lifting “May 24” sanctions on North Korea: Kang      Cache   Translate Page      
But foreign minister later stresses no changes planned in the near future
          “Suffering of millions” in North Korea requires urgent funding: WFP      Cache   Translate Page      
Agency asking for USD$15.2 million for the next five months
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Willingness for a new round of pressure if things go wrong is eroding
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What should we expect from today's holiday?
          Closing Thought–10Oct18      Cache   Translate Page      
Today let’s talk about Americans in detention internationally. When Our Dear Leader came to power he made it a point to lambast the countries that held US citizens….Iran, North Korea and most recently Turkey and some preacher being held. But an American citizen is being held by a so-called ally and yet the US and … Continue reading Closing Thought–10Oct18
          South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

SEOUL >> South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday.


          So Much For Sanctions! Kim Jong Un's New Ride Is A Rolls Royce Phantom      Cache   Translate Page      
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited North Korea on the 7th of October, 2018 to try and jump-start denuclearization talks with North Korean officials. After being snubbed by Kim on his last visit,...
          10/11/2018: World: Seoul says Kim wants Pope Francis to visit      Cache   Translate Page      

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said yesterday. South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

          Gregory Copley: China’s massive encroachments into Australian political life—buying off politicians incl a recent Australian foreign minister who became a lackey of Beijing. . . A nation can’t be sovereign if it can’t control its food supplies.      Cache   Translate Page      
http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow .. The May Fourth Movement (Chinese: 五四运动; pinyin: Wǔsì Yùndòng) was an anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement growing out of student participants in Beijing on 4 May 1919, protesting against the Chinese government's weak response to the Treaty of Versailles, especially allowing Japan to receive territories in Shandong which had been surrendered by Germany after the Siege of Tsingtao. These demonstrations sparked national protests and marked the upsurge of Chinese nationalism, a shift towards political mobilization and away from cultural activities, and a move towards a populist base rather than intellectual elites. Many political and social leaders of the next decades emerged at this time Permissions: This image is now in the public domain in China because its term of copyright has expired. According to copyright laws of the People's Republic of China (with legal jurisdiction in the mainland only, excluding Hong Kong and Macao) and the Republic of China (currently with jurisdiction in Taiwan, the Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, etc.), all photographs and cinematographic works, and all works whose copyright holder is a juristic person, enter the public domain 50 years after they were first published, or if unpublished 50 years from creation, and all other applicable works enter the public domain 50 years after the death of the creator. .. Gregory R Copley, author, Sovereignty in the Twenty-first Century; ed and publ of Defense & Foreign Affairs; in re: China. Confrontation between Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Wang had a temper tantrum, threatened the US Navy, Taiwan, and the US-North Korea conversation. In this era, the world is entertaining thoughts on national sovereignty. China always understood that there’d be a need for a showdown; with the European Union, which evaporated into a pile of jelly; now is having to rebuild its strategy to confront and push back against Trump, who stopped the inexorable rise of the PRC and the inexorable decline of the US [and kowtowing to China]. Beijing talks globalism and is a profoundly nationalistic government, incl control over it resources and food supplies, of which the PRC has inadequate supplies, esp food. A nation cannot be sovereign if it cannot control its food supplies; in WWII, Britain went from being a net food exporter to being a net food importer. Chinese people flocked to authoritarian leadership in the knowledge that it was restoring prestige and pride to China such as hadn't been seen since the last empress. . . . Australia has prospered for these last decades as China’s demand for resources . . . China has made massive encroachments into Australian political life, literally buying off politicians incl a recent Australian foreign minister, who became a lackey of Beijing; China is also buying lands and agricultural capabilities. Australia is now starting to import foods, which is ot healthy for either China or Australia. Australia is massively urbanized – 89.6% - so voters think in short terms, not in the longer term, as farmers do. Australia’s GDP has been growing less rapidly than its neighbors, such as India and certainly China (930% bigger than Australia’s); and Indonesia. In relative terms, Australia’s capabilities have radically declined; it had lots of oil refineries, but now has only a 15-day supply. Coral Sea: Chinese inroads in PNG, Vanuatu, and others. Australia is not yet seeing it being as dire a threat as is needed.
          The Latest: Trump: Lifting sanctions needs 'our approval'      Cache   Translate Page      
Koreas_Diplomacy_96498The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local):
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You are the biggest Communist Maggot I've ever encountered."SILLY FRIVOLOUS THINGS LIKE TRAVELING ". They should come and pick up your disgusting a ss, put you in a box and ship you to North Korea. You hate this Country. The idea if you work hard you can have things like being able to freely travel. You are a evil person. You are a "CREEP"


          U.N.: 40 Percent of North Koreans Undernourished and in Need of Aid      Cache   Translate Page      
Oct 10, 2018 The U.N. has raised new alarm over the widespread malnutrition plaguing North Korea. The U.N.’s World Food Programme is one of the few humanitarian agencies allowed in the notoriously isolated country but is at risk of cuts … Continue reading
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Kim Jong Un Gets Himself a Rolls Royce Phantom Kim Jong Un Gets Himself a Rolls Royce Phantom
North Korea's dear leader formerly had a Mercedes-Benz limousine. more
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