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Divorced Parents Lack Ways To Meet Kids in Japan

In a May 10, 2012 article in The Daily Yomiuri, it has been disclosed that The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has asked local governments to encourage meetings between divorced parents and their children by arranging and overseeing such encounters. … Continue reading

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Rion’s 9th birthday

Dear Rion, My eldest child. Today is your 9th birthday and there is nothing more I would like than to spend it with you. Unfortunately I cannot come to see you today. It is most certainly not because I don’t … Continue reading

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I wish I could see you more

Dear Rion, Lauren, and Julia, It has been 15 days since I was last in Iwaki. I enjoyed visiting with you, Rion, so much that day. You are so lovely and cute and funny and my heart swells with pride … Continue reading

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DIVORCE AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD

https://digital.lib.washington.edu/dspace-law/bitstream/handle/1773.1/1028/20PacRimLPolyJ563.pdf?sequence=4 This is one of the best written analyses of the problems with Japan’s Sole Custody System. DIVORCE AND THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD: DISPUTES OVER VISITATION AND THE JAPANESE FAMILY COURTS By Takao Tanase† Translated by Matthew J. … Continue reading

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Three hours of joy & then eviction

Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Fifth visit to Iwaki. I arrived just as Rion was getting home from school. It was nice to see her as I drove up and parked at the Suzuki home. I knocked and was greeted by … Continue reading

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Japan firm on not addressing existing cases of parental child abduction

The leadership of Left Behind Parents Japan met with Yoshinori Oguchi on Monday, January 16th, 2012. Mr. Oguchi is a member of the New Komeito party, the third largest political party represented in the Diet. He was a member of … Continue reading

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Meeting with Justice Minister (2011) Satsuki Eda

The meeting began with Masako explaining who we were and introducing the LBPJ & APFS joint policy statement. She talked about the need for Japan to establish a system of joint custody and indicated that we knew that the Diet … Continue reading

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RION

Dear Rion, I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how very proud I am of you. You are a beautiful, sensitive girl. You are also an amazingly strong 8 year old. Despite the difficulties of the past … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lauren!

Dear Lauren, I hope you had a wonderful birthday on Monday. It was seven years ago when you came into this world more quickly than your mommy and daddy expected. Yours was a very special birth for many reasons, first … Continue reading

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Christmas on the 26th

Fourth visit to Iwaki. Best one yet. Overjoyed. I am still overjoyed by my visit yesterday to see my wonderful daughters. Julia was there but she was too fast to get a still photo of her. She is so cute … Continue reading

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