Japan’s Purported Ratification of the Hague Convention “to create the appearance of compliance with international norms but without any of the substance.”

“There is no point in Japan’s purported ratification of the treaty.” Friday, March 15, 2013 Japan’s Potential Ratification of the Hague Convention: An Update Jeremy D. Morley Japan has not yet ratified the Hague Abduction Convention. The Japanese Cabinet has today reportedly approved the ratification but the necessary legislation has not yet been passed by … More Japan’s Purported Ratification of the Hague Convention “to create the appearance of compliance with international norms but without any of the substance.”

George Washington University Professor Joan S. Meier! Child Abduction Is Not Liberation!

In March 2013, I submitted a response to an editorial published on March 6th by the New York Times.   March, 2013 1 Since February 2011, when a nationally-broadcast, three-part interview appeared on ABC , parents of children kidnapped to Japan have hoped that sympathetic and indignant responses to our aggrieved children’s circumstances might find their way into … More George Washington University Professor Joan S. Meier! Child Abduction Is Not Liberation!

In the Aftermath of Newtown: Moral Panics Over Children and Violence in America and Japan

January 20, 2013 Revolutionary Suicide and Other Desperate Measures: Narratives of Youth and Violence from Japan and the United States By Adrienne Carey Hurley It pains me that more people won’t read this book because they may never hear of it. It is richly suggestive and descriptive of the way that frustrated psychological need is disavowed … More In the Aftermath of Newtown: Moral Panics Over Children and Violence in America and Japan