VANISHED: THE DARK SIDE OF TOKYO�S HOSTESS CLUBS,
ON ABC NEWS� �20/20,� FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
�20/20� reopens the case of a young woman from England who got caught on the dark side of Tokyo�s nightlife and became the center of a haunting international mystery that is currently unraveling in a courtroom in Japan. What happened to 21-year-old Lucie Blackman when she disappeared while working as a hostess in a Tokyo nightclub, and is a Japanese real estate millionaire to blame? And how did Blackman�s parents deal with the cultural barriers between England and Japan, including a tight-lipped Japanese police force? Elizabeth Vargas reports �Vanished: Dangerous Obsession,� on �20/20� FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
ABC News first reported on this case in May 2001.
ABCNEWS.com, the 24-hour news service of ABC News and part of the ABC Internet Group, will provide companion programming to Friday�s broadcast.
�20/20� is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. The executive producer is David Sloan. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)