‘From the Shadows’ Documents Japanese Child Abduction as a Way of Life

I don’t know for how long this film will be up on Youtube, but it is up now! This was an important film for us; extremely important. Its production overlapped with Rui’s abduction to Japan in a period when I did not fully understand the extent and the political significance of Japan’s arrangement of convenience … More ‘From the Shadows’ Documents Japanese Child Abduction as a Way of Life

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THOU hearest the Nightingale begin the Song of Spring: The Lark, sitting upon his earthy bed, just as the morn Appears, listens silent; then, springing from the waving corn-field, loud He leads the Choir of Day—trill! trill! trill! trill! Mounting upon the wings of light into the great Expanse, Re-echoing against the lovely blue and … More Sidekick

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. (Yes, I photoshopped the slogan onto Machiko’s sign, tbh.) Today Barneys … More Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive