Since the summer of 2021, a slight uptick has been seen in media attention to child abduction and termination of parental rights in Japan. This was due to the hunger strike held outside of the principal entrance to the Olympic village, built in Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Olympics. Vincent’s strike brought visibility to a … More Japanese Press Touches the Untouchable 仏・日本人妻に逮捕状「子供連れ去った疑い」 Arrest warrant for Japanese wife in France: “Suspected of taking children”
Who is your father, and where did you come from? “Don’t ask; don’t tell.” … More ‘Anerkennen’- Call Me!
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
*You* can now buy the DVD of From The Shadows: A documentary about Japanese international child abducton. Awarded an honorable mention at the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival. All persons, advocates and otherwise, concerned with globalization and international law, with family law, with respect for children’s human rights – including the right to their parents, with … More The Dilatory State: Stand Back and Watch From the Shadows