Category Archives: Child Abduction in Japan

Posts related to the policies and realities of Japan’s systemized abduction of children.

Australia’s ABC News – Interviews Parent RYOMA TAKAHASHI

From: Australia’s ABC News - Foreign Correspondent’s Lastest Episode – Sayonara Baby (May 22, 2012) WILLACY (Narrator): This custom of sole custody has torn apart parents and children from all corners of the world. But while local awareness of the issue … Continue reading

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Is the State Department violating U.S. law and covering up of severity of International Kidnapping issue?

For over a decade the Department of State has largely ignored the issue of international parental kidnapping. From State Department attorney Tom Johnson, also the parent of an internationally kidnapped child, “The (State) Department’s bad faith is especially evident with … Continue reading

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A Look at the Social-Marital Issues in Japan

  Having had my own personal experience with the Japanese concept of “marriage”, finding that other parents (both males and females) had virtually identical experiences with their Japanese spouses, and having spent many long hours in talks with Japanese business … Continue reading

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ABC-AU – Brand New Story on Japan and Child Abductions

Screen capture ABC AU story – Japan is a safe haven for parental child abduction. Both Japanese and non-Japanese parents alike are using abduction to Japan to settle custody disputes or escape an already established court order, as Japan’s defunct … Continue reading

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The Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal – Articles on Japan’s Dysfunction

The Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal is published three times a year by students of the University of Washington School of Law DIVORCE AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD: DISPUTES OVER VISITATION AND THE JAPANESE FAMILY COURTS Written … Continue reading

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Japan, Child Abduction and Hypocrisy…

An apt little article on BacHome.org  – a site to raise awareness of the plight of 300 U.S. citizen children kidnapped to (and wrongfully retained) in Japan. Contrasting and demonstrating the hypocrisy of Japan vis-a-vis North Korea and Child abductions.  Read the article here: http://bit.ly/pLGwD9 … Continue reading

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Please Support HR1940

H.R. 1940: International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2011 112th Congress: 2011-2012 To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearing on Child Abduction – Japan is predominant issue

American Government seems to finally be getting serious about getting our kids back from Japan – Yesterday, July 28th, there was a Congressional Hearing on “Improving Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction” — … Continue reading

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Japanese Family Court

Hello My Sons, Your mother is still refusing to let me see or speak with you. I have been told that I must wait two months before I can ask the Japanese court to ask your mom to let me … Continue reading

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ABC News – Stories from Left-Behind Fathers

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