In 1978, worked Minoru Tanaka in a nuddelrestaurant.
the Same year, claims the government of Japan, he was kidnapped by north Korea, why he disappeared without a trace. There have not been any signs since his disappearance, and north Korea has claimed that he has never put ben in the country.
But now report to the news agency Kyodo News, Tanaka is alive and kicking in North korea's capital, Pyongyang, even with both wife and children. It writes Reuters.
'According to our sources informed north Korea on Friday, the government of Japan, to the former restaurantmedarbejder, who was 28 years old when he disappeared, living in Pyongyang with his wife and children'. Kyodo News has information from anonymous sources in the japanese government.
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has previously affected north Korean kidnappings in which the kidnapped were supposed to be trained to spy in their country of origin.
In 2002, north Korea had kidnapped 13 japanese in the 1970s and 1980s, of which five have returned to Japan. The japanese government, however, considers that north Korea has kidnapped all 17 of their citizens, of whom five are now spying in Japan.
north Korea informs, moreover, that eight of the kidnapped are dead, while they claim that the four never set foot in north Korea.