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Japan Signs Hague Convention: Will it Stop International Child Abduction?

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FINALLY! Japan has taken steps to address what has become more than a “gaijin” problem. By the way, in Japan: “The Civil Code awards custody over children to only one parent, invariably to the mother, after divorce. This often means parents who do not win custody can no longer see their children when custodial partners refuse.”…

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Abita: A Short Film About Fukushima Children

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[Via Global Voices] “Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Despite scarce media coverage in…

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Divorce, Parental Child Kidnapping and Parental Rights, The Fight Continues for Joint Custody in Japan

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Did you know that in Japan: “The Civil Code awards custody over children to only one parent, invariably to the mother, after divorce. This often means parents who do not win custody can no longer see their children when custodial partners refuse.” Check out the latest fight against parental child abduction, visitation rights and joint…

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