This is to follow up Dava's cover on North Korean inhuman acts regarding Amnesty Int'l report. N. Korea abducted seventeen or more Japanese citizens to serve training their spies to Japan and other purposes. Among them, only 5 had released returning Japan. One of such still retained in N. Korea is Megumi Yokota. She was only thirteen when she was abducted from a beach in Niigata on a boat to N. Korea. Her father was a staff in Bank of Japan. Since then, it's been already 34 years, her parents keep asking North Korea to return her, but their answer is that she is dead leaving one girl (their grand-daughter) born with a Korean. The grand-parents met with then US President Georg W. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megumi_Yoko
And attached is part of the anima film story of Megumi. This is another a heart-breaking story and it's hard to believe it really happened but it DID.