Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector and author of “The Girl with Seven Names,
” spoke to AAJA-Asia Tokyo members at the Bloomberg Tokyo office on October 20th, 2016.She has shared with AAJA members as well as Bloomberg journalists about her experiences escaping the regime to China then eventually to South Korea. She also talked about what’s ahead for her as she runs a NGO in New York to combat human trafficking of defectors.. We had the opportunity to hear from her back in 2015 when she was invited to N3con Award Dinner as the keynote speaker.She has also hosted a TED talk in 2013 on her experience of escaping North Korea which you can watch here:
nseo_lee_my_escape_from_north_ korea?language=enA big thank you to Lee for taking the time to fit us into her busy international travel schedule.
A big thanks to Bloomberg News too for hosting the talk at its Tokyo office and providing a yummy bento box dinner too!