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March 13th 2008
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"Abduction" ~The Megumi Yokota Story ~ comes to New York

Dear Friends,

The Nippon Gallery at the Nippon Club will be showing a special screening of the documentary film "Abduction" ~The Megumi Yokota Story ~ on Tuesday, March 18th at 6pm. The screening is concurrent with the photo exhibition A Message from Little Megumi and Her Family (every day except Sunday from March 13 to 24) . The film will be screened only once. Please email Mr. Ono. (for the registration purpose) if you are interested in attending this valuable event.

Film Screening of "ABDUCTION" ~The Megumi Yokota Story ~
The Nippon Club (Rose room, 2nd Floor)
145 West 57th Street, New York (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 18th from 6pm
6:00 - 6:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm Film
8:00 - 8:30pm Q&A by Mr. Chris Sheridan and Ms. Patty Kim, Film Directors

About the Movie:
photo of Megumi YokotaABDUCTION tells the astonishing story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who never returned home from school one dark November night in 1977. Years later, her parents found out the shocking truth: she had been abducted by North Korean spies. This is the dramatic story of her parents' moving 30-year-battle to bring their daughter home. A powerful human drama, ABDUCTION points to one of today's biggest human rights and political crises in Asia. Largely unknown to Americans, the abduction issue, is one of the major untold stories behind Japan and North Korea's tense relations, a key factor affecting nuclear talks. Using the bold signature of true-crime style, rarely-seen footage and exceptional access, the filmmakers weave an extraordinary tale of espionage and love.
Film Website http://www.abductionfilm.com

Best Regards,
Jiro Okuyama, Director of Japan Information Center, New York


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