Friday, December 03, 2004

Manga tells story of abducted Japanese

The UK's Financial Times spotlights Recaptured, a manga that tells the fact-based story of a young Japanese man abducted to North Korea, where he's forced to teach spies about the Japanese language and culture:

"Until the autumn of 2002, many Japanese considered absurd the claims that dozens of young adults had been plucked off beaches by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. So when, on October 15 2002, five of the missing Japanese returned to their homeland -- brought, as if from the grave, by jet from Pyongyang -- the nation was transfixed."