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The Government of Japan is to host an “International Symposium - International Cooperation towards Resolution of the Abduction Issue -”

North Korean Human Rights Abuses Awareness Week is held every year from December 10 to 16 to increase interest and awareness of human rights abuses by North Korea, including the abduction issue.
 With the swelling momentum in the international community to call on North Korea to improve its human rights situation and resolve the issue, the Government of Japan is to host an “International Symposium - International Cooperation towards Resolution of the Abduction Issue -” which invites experts such as the UN staff and senior officials of related governments, and discuss how we can resolve the abduction issue through cooperation with the international community. We look forward to your participation.
 The information on the symposium is as follows:

Date: Saturday, December 12 2015
Time: 14:00 ~ 16:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Hosts: Headquarters for the Abductions Issue, Ministry of Justice
Supporter: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Venue: Iino Hall (4F, Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo)
Admission fee: Free
   *Application is required (seating is first-come first-served)
Program:
 14:00 Start
 Part 1 International Symposium
   (1) Keynote speaker : Mr. Katsunobu Kato, Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue
   (2) Panel Discussion
       Panelists:
        Mr. Shigeo Iizuka, Chairman of the Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by    
          North Korea
         Mr. Marzuki Darusman, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the
          DPRK (video message)
         Etc. (senior officials from the UN and related governments, and other experts are  
           scheduled to participate)
 Part 2 Furusato no kaze mini concert
 16:00 Close
Language: English, Japanese and Korean simultaneous interpretation is provided.

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