Dead Wrong?

North Korea's decision to allow Japanese citizens abducted by its spies some 20 years ago to return to their homeland was supposed to be a goodwill gesture that would open the way to friendlier North Korea-Japan relations. But as a trust-building exercise, the gambit is backfiring. Bad enough that Pyongyang recently admitted it was trying to build nuclear bombs in violation of international agreements. Now, it seems, North Korea has been less than honest about the fate of the Japanese who died while held by the Northand may be playing a shell game with dead bodies. Last week, a Japanese fact-finding...

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