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The Resource The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Koreas abduction project, Robert S. Boynton

The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Koreas abduction project, Robert S. Boynton

Label
The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Koreas abduction project
Title
The invitation-only zone
Title remainder
the true story of North Koreas abduction project
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Boynton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout the late 1970s and early '80s, dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted from coastal Japanese towns by North Korean commandos. In what proved to be part of a global project, North Korea attempted to reeducate the abductees and train them to spy on the state's behalf. When the project faltered, the abductees were hidden in a series of guarded communities known as "Invitation-Only Zones"--The fiction being that these were exclusive enclaves, not prisons. In 2002, Kim Jong Il admitted to kidnapping thirteen Japanese citizens and returned five of them (the other eight, he said, had died). From the moment that Robert S. Boynton first saw a photograph of these men and women, he became obsessed with the window their story provided into the vexed politics of Northeast Asia. In The Invitation-Only Zone, he untangles the logic behind the kidnappings and shows why some Japanese citizens described them as "their 9/11." He tells the story of how dozens were abducted and reeducated; how they married and had children; and how they lived anonymously as North Korean citizens. He speaks with nationalists, diplomats, abductees, and even crab fishermen, unearthing the bizarre North Korean propaganda tactics and the peculiar cultural interests of both counties. A deeply reported, thoroughly researched treatise on the power struggle of one of the most important areas in the global economy, Boynton's keen investigation is riveting and revelatory"--
  • "The author describes and investigates his obsession with North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boynton, Robert S.
Dewey number
364.15/408995605193
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6604.K6
LC item number
B68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Japan
  • Korea (North)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Japan
  • Korea (North)
Label
The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Koreas abduction project, Robert S. Boynton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the invitation-only zone -- The Meiji moment: Japan becomes modern -- Reunited in North Korea -- Japan and Korea's "common origins" -- Adapting to North Korea -- Abduction as statecraft -- From Emperor Hirohito to Kim Il-sun -- Developing a cover story -- The repatriation project: from Japan to North Korea -- Neighbors in the invitation-only zone -- Stolen childhoods: Megumi and Takeshi -- An American in Pyongyang -- Terror in the air -- Kim's golden eggs -- A story too strange to believe -- The great leader dies, a nation starves -- Negotiating with Mr. X -- Kim and Koizumi in Pyongyang -- Returning home: from North Korea to Japan -- An extended visit -- Abduction, Inc. -- Kaoru Hasuike at home
Control code
ocn908176231
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780374712662
Lccn
2015010957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025632988
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908176231
  • (OCoLC)908176231
Label
The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Koreas abduction project, Robert S. Boynton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the invitation-only zone -- The Meiji moment: Japan becomes modern -- Reunited in North Korea -- Japan and Korea's "common origins" -- Adapting to North Korea -- Abduction as statecraft -- From Emperor Hirohito to Kim Il-sun -- Developing a cover story -- The repatriation project: from Japan to North Korea -- Neighbors in the invitation-only zone -- Stolen childhoods: Megumi and Takeshi -- An American in Pyongyang -- Terror in the air -- Kim's golden eggs -- A story too strange to believe -- The great leader dies, a nation starves -- Negotiating with Mr. X -- Kim and Koizumi in Pyongyang -- Returning home: from North Korea to Japan -- An extended visit -- Abduction, Inc. -- Kaoru Hasuike at home
Control code
ocn908176231
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780374712662
Lccn
2015010957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025632988
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908176231
  • (OCoLC)908176231

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