Tag Archives: Japan

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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LBPJ delivers policy statement to Ministry of Justice – Japan

Left Behind Parents Japan and Asian Peoples Friendship Society held a demonstration 12/22/11 in front of the Ministry of Justice Building (Tokyo, Japan). We delivered our joint policy statement to representatives of the MoJ who will be directly involved in … Continue reading

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Demonstration and March Sunday, December 18th

A determined group of left behind parents marched through the streets of Tokyo on Sunday, December 18th to raise awareness of Japan’s pariah status amongst world nations. Japanese abduct children. Japan is a black hole from which no child has … Continue reading

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For Rion, Lauren and Julia; Christmas 2011

Dearest Daughters, It is one week until Christmas. I know that we will not be together on the day. It makes me very sad to know this, yet I will be coming to see you very, very soon. Your mother … Continue reading

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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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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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