Kim Jong Un said who would replace Shinzo Abe

According to a report on Friday, Kim Jong Un, who will succeed Shinzo Abe, can be closely observed given the Japanese Prime Minister’s legacy of fighting for kidnappers by North Korea.

The Japan Times reported, “North Korea may be happy to hear that Abe will resign because he has taken a tough posture.”

Abe has saved Japanese citizens kidnapped by Pyongyang in the 1970s and his “life’s work” of the 80s according to the publication.

The five kidnappers returned to Japan in 2002 and Abe is fighting for the return of more than a dozen people.

However, North Korea believes this is no longer an issue, claiming eight of the 12 have died and four have never gone to the nation.

On Friday, 65-year-old Abe announced that he was resigning as the longest-serving prime minister in Japan’s history due to health issues. Abe was elected Prime Minister for the second time in December 2012, after completing his first term from 2006 to 2007.

Rajan said, “Kim may now be interested in whether the next Japanese prime minister will stick to an issue like Abe.”

Abe recently said that he is willing to hold a summit “unconditionally” with Kim, but no one will ever materialize.

A Japanese government source told the Japan Times that Kim was not ready to meet Abe – who had received support from President Trump on the kidnapping issue – to halt negotiations between North Korea and the US.


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