The Great Popular Assembly.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, receiving the list of signatures from Shigeru Yokota
For many years, there was no association of victims’
families, although there were about 500 South
Korean victims abducted by North Korea after the
Korean War. In 1999, the first Japanese Great
Popular Assembly hosted the families of victims
from South Korea.
Stimulated by the magnitude of the Japanese movement, these families, in the month of February of the following year, formed their own
association (Association of Families of Victims of South Koreans)