By Melanie Kirkpatrick
Scene: A lonely residential street in the city of Niigata, along the western coast of Japan.
Time: Late afternoon in the autumn of 1977.
Action: A 13-year-old girl is walking home from school, having stayed late for badminton practice.
She waves good-bye to friends, turns the corner, and is never seen again.
This is the true story of "Abduction,"
a documentary that opened in Japan last weekend after winning accolades at several international film festivals.
The lost girl is Megumi Yokota.
In 2002, North Korea admitted that it had kidnapped Megumi, along with 12 other Japanese citizens, enslaving them for ...