Japanese Cabinet OKs easing North Korea sanctions

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 2:03 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet has given formal approval to easing sanctions on North Korea.

The decision came at a meeting Friday morning. It endorsed what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had announced the previous day.

The move is in return for North Korea's agreement to reinvestigate the fate of Japanese who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s.

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