Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive


“Nobody is a love gangster. No one really gets a handle on that.”
Leonard Cohen, interview, 2016.

In this 2016 photograph, Barneys New York-Tokyo management Mitsuaki Nakano stands next to Machiko Terauchi at a public relations event for U.S. magazine Harper’s Bazaar in Tokyo.
Today Barneys declared that it is bankrupt and reduced to a shadow; it appears to be very nearly going out of business in this country.

Machiko Terauchi, in the center of the photograph, has been employed by Barneys and by United Arrows, a similarly high-cost clothing retailer in Japan. These employers contributed to enabling and inducing her to abduct our 4 1/2-year-old son in 2010 under the premeditated pretense of repeated business trips from the U.S. to Japan, as various similarly-positioned fashion retail companies folded or fired staff under the regime of international economic contraction and the temporary pretense of the loss of ruling class wealth, their respective targeted sales market.

Machiko Terauchi used Japanese’ fictional family court to destroy Rui’s family relationships and terminate his legal rights and those of his parent and family; with ugly falsified psychological reports that spread fallacious claims about Rui’s health alongside fabricated accusations of threatening domestic violence in the home.

American and Japanese State authorities imposed a treaty regime in the aftermath of this and hundreds of thousands of other parent-child separations, terminations, and abductions sanctioned by the State over more than three decades, in order to seal hundreds of thousands of abductions and terminations of children’s familial ties behind a officially-sanctioned wall of child abuse and state-institutional lying and dissimulation, all under the pretense of imposing a beneficial reform.

The result has been predictably disastrous.

No children have been successfully ordered and returned home in the more than 5 1/2 years that the Hague International Child Abduction Convention has been “in effect” in Japan. And the U.S. Department of State has vigorously spread the false contention that the Japanese practice of child abduction concealed as legitimate custody determination is an authentic one that need not be feared, by issuing false reports under the ICAPRA Congressional mandate.

Thus the U.S.’ most powerful institutions promote the belief among judges and court officials in the United States and around the world that there is no danger in granting Japanese nationals the right to carry children to Japan for court-sponsored abductions and permanent termination of their parental rights in Japanese family court, despite the unavoidable conclusion that this is a falsehood.

Soon there will also be further opportunities for Japan to abduct the children of Japanese nationals and to terminate the rights of children to their parents, as the immense magnification of Japan’s international tourism industry earnings drowns out all other concerns in the cash-money flood promised by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

It is one of our many many tasks to issue a warning. No child is safe from Japan’s systemic abduction and termination of children’s parental rights. Machiko is internationally-listed by Interpol as a wanted childabductor. Yet, nearly a decade later, no institution has so much as touched the successful practitioners of child abduction in Japan. The inevitable conclusion is that all of these organizations, civil and criminal governing establishments, force-retaining police agencies, and purportedly persuasive, consequential defenders of dignity and right are toothless, unwilling to assert protection and recognition of grievances on behalf of children. Children fall again below the threshold of significant care in transnational matters. And in Japan, they possess less than nothing of what one might define as a defensible right

Children are not protected in Japan. They therefore should be kept outside of Japan’s geographic territory at all costs.

3 thoughts on “Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive

  1. How sad that Machiko has dyed her hair jet black in this photograph in order to conform to Japan’s extreme ethnocentrism. Her hair is a naturally warm brunette, lightening as it grows long. Quite beautiful that way; far more so than this artificial ethnically pure “black” hair that is underscored by an E. Asian political/ cultural ideology.
    Rui can’t possibly have conformed to the “ethnic” Japanese nationalist standard that is imposed on Japanese school kids. He must have had some very considerable suffering and alienation on top of what his mother brutally imposed on him by means of abducting him and terminating the other half of his most deeply internalized identity. Not only his hair color, but his facial features. They must have been turned abhorrent to him, against him; the cute boy of our park days must have become the scorned teen of Japan’s ethnicity obsessed educational bureaucrats, who force young girls home to dye their locks to conform to some stupidly fantastical and fascistic imaginary.

    If you are able to reach him, please whoever you are, let him know that he is longed for and loved and held deeply, daily in esteem and love in his father’s heart. He is at the center of my daily wishes and longings; the child of all children, whose every voice I hear in the painful depths. I see and hear children every day that I take the trains; or I hear their voices through the windows of the classrooms where I teach and raise my ears and my head in distraction to attune myself to receive the sound. Each and every time, I hear Rui. It is a joy and an agony that I can really share with no one.


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