abductions of Japanese citizens from Japan by agents of the North Korean
government happened during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983.
Although only 17 Japanese (eight men and nine women) are officially
recognized by the Japanese government as having been abducted, there may have
been hundreds of victims.
North Korean government has officially admitted to abducting 13 Japanese
citizens. There are testimonies that many non-Japanese citizens, including nine
European citizens, have been abducted by North Korea. Some districts in Japan
fund North Korean-run schools, which teach children that the abduction issue
was fabricated by Japan.
National Security Agency (NSA)
June of 2016, I requested under the FOIA for documents from the National
Security Agency (NSA) regarding these allegations/incidents. After being told
my request was too broad, I narrowed the scope of my request to have them
search for records from 1977-1983, in hopes that would get me an adequate
best efforts, the NSA is classifying 100% of the material.
On 26 July
2016, I received the below response (of which I have appealed — and I will add
the response once it is received):