Monthly Archives: November 2011

Video – A present for Rion, Lauren and Julia from Daddy and Uncle Dennis

On Friday, November 25th I made my second visit to see my children in Iwaki-shi, Fukushima-ken. It was wonderful to interact with my eldest daughter for around 45 minutes that day. She is a remarkably lovely and intelligent girl of … Continue reading

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JUDGE FOR YOURSELF

The government of Japan is gearing up to create domestic legislation in preparation for joining the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. They have said it will be addressed in the next full session of the … Continue reading

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Not Fire, Not Ice

There is not a river wide Not a mountain high And neither sin nor evil Could change how I feel inside Could change how I feel inside Not all the strength of the ocean Not all the heat from the … Continue reading

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Love e-mail from Rion

This was sent to me by my daughter Rion (via her mother) when Rion was 5 years old. Every summer from 2005-2009, Taiko and the girls would go to Japan for 5 weeks to visit their Japanese family while I … Continue reading

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Thinking of you

Hi Rion, Lauren and Julia. It’s daddy. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you today, just like I have every single day since you were born. I have so many wonderful memories of your being … Continue reading

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Child Abduction and Denial of Access Are Masked as Custody Determination in Japan

Original post credit to:   http://japanabductionrui.wordpress.com/ If, in a science fiction tale that takes place in a surreality full of excessive, ominous foreboding and half-visible appearances, 4000 jumping, running, frolicking children suddenly vanished from the playgrounds in your city’s neighborhood … Continue reading

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Lobbying the Japanese Government for Joint Custody in Japan

Dear Rion, Lauren and Julia: Daddy is trying very hard to make it so he can see you and you can see him. I know that you love me because of my visit to Iwaki on September 23rd. Lauren, your … Continue reading

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