Hundreds of children abducted prior to the Hague Convention signing were knowingly abandoned by U.S. State Department authorities from the outset of negotiations. This was a price that U.S. officials were more than willing to pay over the vociferous objections of parents in order to set the weak, international-law treaty ostensibly commiting the parties to a path against abduction into place in order to ease the issue back out of the public eye to the benefit of U.S. and Japanese corporate and military interests. … More Setting the Record Straight: State-Sanctioned Child Abduction Under American and Japanese Auspices
Wednesday, November 16th 2022, Rui turns 17 years old First, a story about a famous rebel. Cassandra is the daughter of the founders of Troy. She became a priestess in Apollo’s temple where, seeing her youth and beauty, Apollo bestowed a divine blessing upon her to try to win her favor: the divine gift of … More Persistence Without Sovereignty
“The parents used the court, which deprived my father of custody, who had no reason to lose custody, and gave custody to my mother who kidnapped me.
The court ratified my mother’s act of abducting and effectively controlling me.” … More February 2018 Children’s Human Rights Committee “Children’s Speech”
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”