Masako Akeo Suzuki has died, at only 61 years of age.
Masako spent her adult life engaged in organizing parents in Japan in solidarity, to overturn its brutal, archaic, cruel family law order, to restore to children and parents alike their right to one another.
Masako also spent her entire adult life trying to rejoin her son. She was unable to do so, prohibited even from seeing him by the Japanese family court/ family law, which gives children like chattel to one and only one custodial parent, and provides NO protection of the children’s right, nor the parent’s whom the court there designates to no longer be “custodial.”
Japanese family law condones and rewards, encourages and creates incentives that favor the abduction of children.
Masako had done no one wrong. She turned her pain into a life dedicated to ending this ruthless, sadistic structure.
She never got the prizes she wanted:
To tell the son she bore that she loved him.
To see the Japanese family law structure destroyed.
Masako’s memory should be honored.
“She died of a broken heart I’m sure” – Louise Gomez