Japanese lawmaker meets N. Korea's ceremonial head of stateUpdated: 2014-08-30 21:34:29 (KST)
Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki has held talks with North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam .
Inoki , a former wrestler who is in Pyongyang to co-host a sporting event, is thought to have discussed a number of thorny bilateral issues with Kim.
Last month, Japan lifted some unilateral sanctions against North Korea in return for its opening of a fresh investigation into the whereabouts of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s.
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