After Odysseus had been away from his home in Ithaca for 20 years or so, Telemachus, who was an infant when Odysseus disappeared, set out to find him. Late in The Odyssey, Telemachus having followed Odysseus trail through many adventures, himself a decade away from home, returns as Athena advises Odysseus to show himself to … More Odysseus and Telemachus (“Like one escaped from death.”)
What value should be placed on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assurances that the Department of State wants to help parents recover their kidnapped children in Japan? Judge this question for yourself. This is a link to recent public statements made by the U.S. Secretary of State, during a Washington “open house” event organized … More What Are U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Assurances Worth to Abducted Children and their Parents?
“In our half-century of international research, we’ve not found any other class of experience that has as strong and consistent an effect on personality as does the experience of rejection — especially by parents in childhood,” says co-author Ronald Rohner, whose study appears in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review. “In many instances, fathers … More Studies (Again) Reveal Pathogenic Outcome for Children Taken Away from Daddy
Gradually, common-sense and knowledgeable voices have been appearing within Japan that are able to articulate the harmfulness and legal deadlocks created by Japanese legalized kidnapping as a response to divorce. It is a rare pleasure to be able to put forth here in English the words of one of those who have taken the long-standing … More Takao Tanase: The Hague Convention and Japan’s Parent-Child Law