Cases of Abduction recognised by the Government of Japan

June 2007

Below is an overview of the cases involving 17 people whom the Japanese Government has identified as victims of abduction by North Korea (numbers and places in parentheses indicate the ages of victims at the time of their abduction and the site of their abduction).

 

Case 1

September 19th, 1977:
Ushitsu Case

 

Case 2

September 19, 1977:
Abduction Case Involving a Young Woman

 

Case 3

November 15th, 1977:
Abduction Case involving a young girl

 

Case 4

Around June 1978:
Abduction Case involving a former restaurant worker

 

Case 5

Around June 1978:
Lee Un-Hae Case

 

Case 6

July 7th, 1978:
Abduction Case of a Couple

 

Case 7

July 31st, 1978:
Abduction Case of a Couple

 

Case 8

August 12th, 1978:
Abduction Case of a Couple

 

Case 9

August 12th, 1978:
Abduction Case of a Mother and Daughter

 

Case 10

Around May 1980:
Abduction case involving two Japanese males in Europe

 

Case 11

Mid-June 1980:
Sin Kwang-Su Case

 

Case 12

Around July 1983:
Abduction case of a japanese woman in Europe