Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.

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 … More Masako Akeo Suzuki has died. She championed the fight against Japanese Parental Child Abduction.

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