Tag Archives: FoE Japan (International Environmental NGO)

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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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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JAPAN NEEDS TO RATIFY THE OPTIONAL PROTOCOLS ON THE UN TREATIES IT HAS SIGNED

In order for an individual to file a complaint with the United Nations five human rights treaty bodies, their nation must have ratified the optional protocols to the treaties which they have signed and ratified. Left behind parents of children … Continue reading

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Leaving the Suzuki family home in Iwaki after a very short visit with my kids – video

It was very hard to leave my children, not knowing when I will see them again. I felt pretty amazing after my eldest daughter Rion had hugged me for at least 15 minutes. The smiles on my daughters faces to … Continue reading

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REUNITED AFTER 2+ YEARS!

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 … Continue reading

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Parental Abduction and Parental Alienation are Horribly Insidious Forms of Child Abuse

Parental kidnappings do not garner the media attention and sense of urgency from law enforcement that they deserve. Experts say there is a perception among the public and law enforcement officials that children kidnapped by their parents are not in … Continue reading

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