MEGUMI'S DAD TOO TIRED TO HEAD GROUP
Hi again...we often get asked at Q&As how Megumi's parents are doing now. We have said many times that they're still campaigning even though their health continues to decline. Here is more proof that they need a rest. Megumi's Dad is stepping down as head of the families' group. It doesn't mean he's not going to participate anymore but it does indicate that the job is a tough one.
FROM MAINICHI NEWSPAPER:
Shigeru Yokota, father of well-known abductee Megumi, has decided to resign as head of a group of families whose relatives were abducted by North Korean agents.
Yokota, 74, is set to announce his decision at the group's general meeting in late April.
"My physical condition is not good. I think it's too hard for me to stay as head of the group, which has to handle many things," said Yokota. "I don't think it's good for me to continually stay as head of the group."
Yokota's 71-year-old wife, Sakie, said now is the time for him to resign.
Yokota has long been energetically asking the public to help solve the abduction issue.
He will continue to remain as a member of the group. (Mainichi)