‘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

Bring ’em all in

On Bastille Day, 2019 There is more than one way to cage a child. It is tempting sometimes to say that the society we live in today can be straightforwardly deduced from the self-development of the logic of its institutions. That the increasingly horrid politics and social exclusions we witness today are prefigured in prior … More Bring ’em all in

Japanese Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court: Custody by State-Sponsored Child Abduction Will Persist

Japan allowed one.. ONE ruling in a family custody-by-abduction case based on decency and parent-child dignity… And then reversed it in the Supreme Court. Insane, vindictive, hostile, & crude. And heart-rending cruelty. I posted to the news site:“One can no longer entertain the myth that the Japanese family court and family law system of “custody … More Japanese Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court: Custody by State-Sponsored Child Abduction Will Persist