Editor says, what if shocking public revelations of North Korean abductions had provoked the re-militirization of Japan? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in this post we explore a left-field idea by Eric Oppen. Extensive content has been repurposed from Wikipedia which concludes ~ In 2002, North Korea admitted that she and others had been abducted, but claimed that she had committed suicide on March 13, 1994 (originally announced as 1993 and later corrected to 1994) and returned what it said were her cremated remains. Japan stated that a DNA test proved they could not have been her remains, and her family does not believe that she would have committed suicide. It is widely believed, especially in Japan, that Yokota is still alive. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.