SOUTH KOREA: Bizarre Homecoming

When Dae Jung Kim, a South Korean politician living in Japan, was Shanghaied from a crowded hotel in downtown Tokyo, his friends were convinced that they had seen the last of him. Kim's own hopes were dashed at one point when he overheard his abductors discuss the voracity of sharks as he lay in a ship, his wrists and ankles weighed down for quick immersion. As it turned out, a bruised but very much alive Kim resurfaced near his home in Seoul last week as mysteriously as he had disappeared five days earlier, to tell a tale straight from Ian...

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