This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (part of Round XXXVII)

category: Mysteries

clue: Subject of movies, manga and even an anime, this not so little girl has been a rallying point for her homeland.

explanation: Yokota was a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea in 1977. Her remains were handed over in 2004, but Japan has declared them a fake, and the hope remains that she has survived. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Sarah Kyle, Samuel Franklin, and Peter Wilhelm


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