This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Robert Boynton. They speak about the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens beginning in the late 1970s, the lives these abductees were forced to live in Pyongyang, the devastation for the families left behind who never stopped searching, the deep wounds of Japanese nationalism and identity that were pulled open by the issue, and the reasons for the abduction project itself.
Robert Boynton directs the Literary Reportage program as a Professor of Journalism at New York University, and has a long career in journalism with his works available in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Nation, amongst others. He is also the author of The New New Journalism, and for the purpose of this podcast the author of The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project. Links to Roberts work can be found at: http://robertboynton.com
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