12 o’clock

12:00 – Christmas Eve, and I’m moving boxes around in the night here in my apartment, trying to get myself ready for the arrival of the last of the holidays without making too much noise and disturbing my neighbors. I thought of people sleeping and anticipating what they might be doing tomorrow. I always imagine … More 12 o’clock

Child Abduction Enforcment Law Passed by the U.S. House

  “Even in the darkest times, we have a right to  expect some illumination.”   –  Hannah Arendt The story below (in Japanese) quotes U.S. parent and chldren’s rights activist, Paul Toland (co-founding member of U.S.-based Bring Abducted Children Home) saying, “I am only one of 400 people whose kids have been stolen to Japan … More Child Abduction Enforcment Law Passed by the U.S. House

New U.S. Ambassador Kennedy? Same Old International Child Abductions in the Framework of U.S. – Japan Relationship

“No one can say without being comical that he is getting ready to overturn things. He must overturn, and that is all.” – Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share, p.10 1 The terms of the Hague Convention’s adoption in Japan are set. The U.S. Ambassador and Department of State and the Japanese Ministers of Justice and … More New U.S. Ambassador Kennedy? Same Old International Child Abductions in the Framework of U.S. – Japan Relationship