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Japan to Deliver Food Aid to North Korea Despite Abduction Dispute

Japan says it will deliver a second installment of food aid to North Korea, despite its disappointment with recent talks on the fate of Japanese nationals kidnapped by Pyongyang decades ago.

Japan announced the decision Wednesday, one day after saying it would consider imposing sanctions on North Korea, including a suspension of aid.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda says Tokyo is analyzing new evidence from Pyongyang on the abductions. He said such analysis could take time.

Five Japanese kidnapped by North Korea returned to Japan two years ago. Pyongyang contends eight others are dead. Japan believes there are two additional abductees whom North Korea has never acknowledged.

Some information for this report provided by AP.