Japanese court summons North Korea’s Kim Jong-un over ‘state kidnapping’


Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP


Plaintiffs and supporters near the Tokyo District Court on October 14. They want Pyongyang to pay compensation after more than 90,000 people joined a resettlement programme in North Korea between 1959 and 1984 that promised a “paradise on Earth”. Photo: AP