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Independent Lens Episode: "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story"

Season 9, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story" recalls the 1977 kidnapping of schoolgirl Megumi Yokota from her Japanese hometown by North Korean agents, who took her to North Korea. The film also examines the efforts of Yokata's parents to find out what happened to her. In 2002, the North Korean government admitted to the kidnapping, and to the abduction of 14 other people.
Original Air Date: Jun 19, 2008

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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