Tragedy of children abducted from dads and taken to Japan

Parents from the US and around the world are fire walled from children held by estranged spouses – and Japanese parents face similar agonies…. Japanese leaders and diplomats regularly lambast North Korea for the abduction of their citizens by state spies – one of countless human rights abuses committed by Pyongyang. What is less known…

Japan International Parental Child Abduction

Foreign parents fight in vain for custody in Japan Emmanuel, Stephane, Henrik and James come from very different backgrounds, but they share the same painful experience of battling Japan’s legal system — in vain — for access to their children after divorce. Once married to Japanese women, they say they were prevented from contact with…

Left-behind dad’s last resort: Impeach Japan’s Supreme Court judges

James Cook is relentless. His four children were abducted to Japan from Minnesota by his Japanese wife in 2014. This was after Japan acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, so he might have had hope in the early days. Using the baroque procedural regime the Diet passed for…

Japan and The Hague Conventi0n

One of CARI’s Managing Directors speaking on issues relating to Japan and The Hague Convention. Japan Kyodo News: FEATURE: Ex-special forces soldiers recover kids caught up in custody battles William Hollingworth. Kyodo News 11 December 2015 KYODO English (c) 2015 Kyodo News   LONDON, Dec. 11 — A security expert who specializes in the safe…