Megumi is said to have been abducted by North Korean authorities. But she is also a victim of the Cold War era, as South and North Korea committed countless abductions each during the confrontation in the past century,’’ he wrote. ``The victims of those abductions are ultimately victims of the Cold War era.’’
Therefore, it is regrettable that the motherland of Shigeru and Megumi Yokota, Japan, seems to be the least cooperative country in dismantling the division of the Korean Peninsula, Kim said.
Recalling millions of Koreans who were mobilized to forced labor and military service during the Japanese colonial rule of the peninsula from 1910 to 1945, Kim said Japan should not turn a blind to the criticisms that it is only making efforts for other country’s human rights issues while putting its own problems on the back burner.Korea times