Posts Tagged Kim Jong Il

Cinema Asian America: A Conversation with Filmmakers Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim

In 1977, a number of disappearances were recorded along the Japanese coast, including that of a 13-year-old girl, Megumi Yokota. The families of those who vanished had no idea what had happened to their loved ones, nor that their disappearances were connected, until nearly two decades later, when Kim Jong Il shocked the world by admitting that North Korea had abducted Japanese citizens, and forced them to live in North Korea, to learn Japanese language and culture from them.