Rion, Lauren and Julia were abducted from Canada to Japan in September 2009. The last time I saw their beautiful faces and heard their lovely little voices was September 10, 2009. On September 23rd, 2011, I traveled to Iwaki-shi, Fukushima prefecture accompanied by 3 other left behind fathers (my heroes Mashito-san, Takeuchi-san and Dennis Gunn) a professional photographer (Clive France) and an investigative journalist (Simon Scott – video credit, all rights reserved). We went to the Suzuki family’s home. Taiko Suzuki, the children’s mother, was not home that afternoon That was very fortunate because she most certainly would not have allowed our children to visit with me. She is an abductor and a parent who is alienating our children from me.
Present on that day were her sister, Hiroko (blue shirt), her brother Yasuhiro (yellow shirt), his wife Kiyomi (orange shirt), and Mrs. Katsuko Suzuki, Taiko’s mother. Also present were Yuta Suzuki (3), son of Yasuhiro, and my three daughters, Rion (8), Lauren (6) and Julia (4). Mashito-san and Takeuchi-san were telling the Suzuki family that a child needs both parents and that what Taiko is doing by excluding their father and his family from their lives is wrong. I was talking to my Rion and she was overjoyed to see me. Please watch this short video to see some of the joy unfold…
I requested that Yasuhiro Suzuki ask Taiko Suzuki, on my behalf, two modest requests for after I left Iwaki.
1. Telephone access between my and our children, frequent, regular and ongoing.
2. Skype video contact once per week. Duration 60 minutes.
On September 25, 2011, I spoke to Yasuhiro Suzuki by telephone. He told me on behalf of Taiko that she had said that after our visit, our children were afraid to go outside and that my daughters had said that they do not want to see me again. He relayed that Taiko did not want to speak to me either directly or indirectly. He explained that she denied both of my requests and had not changed her position at all. She is determined to continue to deny our children all access to their father and their extended family in Canada.
This video and the others like it that I have is direct evidence to refute Taiko’s claims. She is a liar. I do not believe that my children were afraid to go outside after my visit. I do not believe her assertion that they said they don’t want to see me again.
Dear Reader: You have watched this short clip of Rion hugging dad and heard her giggle when we talked about her Grandma (my mother). She said Grandma was “great”. Do you believe Taiko’s claims?
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As I said to my daughter Rion in this video clip, “You are awesome, Rion.” AND YOU ARE. I LOVE YOU RION, LAUREN AND JULIA!!!!!!!