A United Nations team probing North Korea's human rights record was in Japan on Wednesday, as Tokyo campaigns to publicise the kidnapping of its nationals by Pyongyang agents.
Justice Michael Kirby (2nd R), the head of a UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, shakes hands with Japan's State Minister in charge of National Public Safety and Abduction issue Keiji Furuya (R) in Tokyo on August 28, 2013. The UN team is hearing testimony about Japanese nationals abducted by the North during the Cold War.
The three-member Commission of Inquiry chaired by retired Australian judge Michael Kirby spent five days in Seoul collecting harrowing testimony of rights abuses in the North from defectors.
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