ERASURE OF THE FATHER Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction BRIAN W. PRAGER ABSTRACT Erasure of the father, the expulsion of a caregiving natural parent from the lives of young children, is epidemic in Japan today. Today roughly three million children in Japan have meager-to-no contact with one parent after divorce, … More Erasure of the Father: Coercive Practices, Corrosive Effects In Japanese International Parental Child Abduction
The historian, Arno Mayer, once wrote words to the effect that it is difficult if not impossible to compose reasoned, ordered analysis of a conflict (a military and civil conflict) when the stakes are a fight to the death over a “Holy of Holies.”¹ He was referring in that text to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and … More Persistence of the Old Regime: For Parents, Japanese State-Sanctioned International Child Abduction Goes On
The story below appeared in the Yomiuri Shimbun on August 19th, 2013, announcing that the leading members of the UN Human Rights Council has created a Commission of Inquiry to travel to Japan to hold a new round of interviews with the surviving relatives of 15 to 20 Japanese who were abducted and taken to … More U.N. officials to visit families of abductees – North Korean abductees – in Japan.
“Negotiations sometimes last so long you don’t know whether they’re still part of the war, or the beginning of peace.” – Gilles Deleuze, 1990 First I want to introduce my friends: Kizuna Chid Parent Reunion (Kizuna -CPR) is a non-profit organization whose stated goal is to restore human rights to children in Japan, so that … More Throw Stones in A Glass House – Or, Support Kizuna Child Parent Reunion (Instead)