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historic Japan – North Korea summit
has achieved significant breakthroughs.
Mr Koizumi, the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit North Korea,
spent two hours in discussion with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il
Kim called for an end to hostility
with Japan and apologised for kidnapping 11 Japanese 20 years ago.
He revealed that 6 have since died of natural causes or disaster,
one is missing and 4 are free to return home. North Korea also said
it was willing to talk to America and it would put
a freeze on missile tests. Mr Koizumi apologised for colonising
Korea from 1910 to 1945.