PRESS ADVISORY : PLEA TO PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CHANGE APPROACH TO NORTH KOREA

PRESS ADVISORY : PLEA TO PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CHANGE APPROACH TO NORTH KOREA

PRESS CONFERENCE

THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER TO URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PUT HUMAN RIGHTS AT CORE OF NORTH KOREAN POLICY; SEEKING EARLY MEETING FOR FAMILIES OF JAPANESE ABDUCTEES WITH SECY OF STATE CLINTON

 

WHERE: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB OF JAPAN  

WHEN:   MONDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2009, 10 AM

PARTICIPANTS:

RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER, ASSOCIATE DEAN, SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER; VICE CHAIRMAN, NORTH KOREAN FREEDOM COALITION

TSUTOMU NISHIOKA, ACTING CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE RESCUE OF JAPANESE KIDNAPPED BY NORTH KOREA

PROFESSOR EYA OSAMU, INVESTIGATION COMMISSION ON MISSING JAPANESE RELATED TO NORTH KOREA

RABBI COOPER WILL CALL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CHANGE COURSE AND PUT HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES AT THE CORE OF THE NEW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S NORTH KOREAN POLICY. RABBI COOPER IS SPENDING THE WEEK IN JAPAN CONFERING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SENATORS AND DIET MEMBERS, AND FAMILIES AND SUPPORTERS OF JAPANESE ABDUCTEES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DR. TED GOVER 080 34937481  OR 08034937346