Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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