Following up on “DV“certified: “I can never meet my 9 year old daughter again…”

This news piece (included in the previous post yesterday) was posted on Japanese “Yahoo News” site and then pulled within a few hours. No explanation for that is readily available, but I’m pleased to be able say I’d posted it on my blog before it was lost entirely to the ether around the internet. I … More Following up on “DV“certified: “I can never meet my 9 year old daughter again…”

French periodical ‘Liberation’ – “Japan: confiscated children, abandoned parents”

See approximate English translation below Japon : enfants confisqués, parents abandonnés Par Arnaud Vaulerin — 29 janvier 2018 Extrait de la série «Neige» (2012), Yamaguchi. Photo France Dubo. Vozimage En cas de divorces, beaucoup de parents, notamment occidentaux, restent impuissants : nombre d’enfants sont «enlevés» par le père ou la mère, sans que les autorités locales n’interviennent. Les … More French periodical ‘Liberation’ – “Japan: confiscated children, abandoned parents”

Prior to New Year, Japan’s Supreme Court stands firmly in favor of parental child abductions

Courts in all countries should now be on notice that, despite Japan joining the Convention, return orders issued by the nation’s courts remain unenforceable, contact can be safely denied, Japanese judges looking for ways to let children stay in Japan can simply find fault with the left-behind parent’s imagined parenting capabilities and higher courts will ratify that decision as being “in the best interests of the children.” By demonstrating such a low threshold for refusing returns and condoning noncooperation with enforcement proceedings, the Supreme Court’s ruling serves as a road map for further abductions to come. … More Prior to New Year, Japan’s Supreme Court stands firmly in favor of parental child abductions