ICAS video: The Invitation-Only Zone: The Japanese abducted by North Korea

Public lecture video by Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS). This lecture was held on January 11, 2018. The speaker was Robert S. Boynton, Professor of Journalism and Director of Literary Reportage, NYU.

Event Description

NYU Journalism professor Robert Boynton speaks about the eight years he spent reporting on the abduction issue and the challenge of explaining it to an English speaking audience. Rather than focusing on one aspect (history, human rights, diplomacy, activism) The Invitation-Only Zone tells “the story of the story” of how a series of 1970s era kidnappings became the “abduction issue.”


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