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Divorced Parents Lack Ways To Meet Kids in Japan

In a May 10, 2012 article in The Daily Yomiuri, it has been disclosed that The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has asked local governments to encourage meetings between divorced parents and their children by arranging and overseeing such encounters. … Continue reading

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Rion’s 9th birthday

Dear Rion, My eldest child. Today is your 9th birthday and there is nothing more I would like than to spend it with you. Unfortunately I cannot come to see you today. It is most certainly not because I don’t … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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