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More on parental abductions in Japan

Here is more on the continuing coverage of parental child abductions in Japan. The post below has tidbits of Terry’s article posted at Japan Today. My previous posts on the issue. Terry Lloyd (Japan, Inc.) writes: “After the U.S. presidential election, the first foreign trip by new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was to Japan.… Keep Reading


Japan expects Clinton to help resolve abduction issue

Japan expects Clinton’s Japan visit on Feb. 16 to help resolve abduction issue. Now if only the issue of married/divorce Japanese women kidnapping their biracial / dual nationality children is discussed!  A Japan-U.S. negotiator commented:  “The Obama administration is fully aware that removing North Korea from the terror list has not helped resolve the issue; on… Keep Reading


1995 Rape in Okinawa Reborn via The First Breath of Tengan Rei

BT’ers are probably familiar with my views/comments on the 1995 rape of the 12-year old Okinawan girl. I will not comment on the film since I have not watched it. “Never let them forget.” That’s the tagline for “The First Breath of Tengan Rei,” a new independent film that focuses on an Okinawa woman who… Keep Reading


Behind-the-scenes North Korea Abduction Negotiations

 On July 24, at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) that was held in Singapore, Foreign Minister Koumura repeatedly asked North Korea’s Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun about the reinvestigation of the abductions, but he did not received a specific answer. Although North Korea promised Japan at the June working-level talks to carry out a reinvestigation… Keep Reading


Abduction – The Megumi Yokota Story on PBS

Be sure to check out the US TV Premiere of ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story on PBS’s award-winning series Independent Lens on Thursday, June 19th at 10 p.m. (Check Local Listings). Click here to learn more about the Megumi Yokota story. Anime provided by the Japanese Government aavailable in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Keep Reading


Sex And Race In Okinawa

With the recent spat of criminal and alledged criminal acts committed by US Forces Japan on Okinawa and Mainland Japan, I think that I should renew the Black Tokyo Forum discussions on the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), the Okinawa-mondai (problem), and the “ura” behind the scenes or underground happenings in Japan.   I am… Keep Reading

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