Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo on February 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
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Japan has voiced frustration at North Korea's decision to scrap an investigation into its past abductions of Japanese citizens.Pyongyang Friday scrapped an investigation into its agents' past abductions of Japanese citizens in response to fresh sanctions imposed by Tokyo over its recent nuclear and long-range rocket tests.Under an agreement brokered in Stockholm in May 2014, North Korea undertook to re-investigate all abductions of Japanese citizens in what appeared to be a significant breakthrough on an issue that has long hampered Tokyo's relations with Pyongyang.
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