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Japan won’t submit motion against NK

Japan said on Wednesday it will not submit a motion against North Korea’s human rights record at a United Nations panel for the first time in more than a decade. The decision comes as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explores ways to engage North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an effort to resolve a row over past kidnappings of Japanese nationals by Pyongyang agents. Japan, North Korea in bitter tug-of-war: Fate of kidnap victims Abe, who rose to national political fame with his hardline stance against North Korea, has toned down his rhetoric against Pyongyang as United States President Donald Trump actively courts Kim.