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Japanese Diplomat Guilty of Spousal Abuse in America

A verdict has been reached in a case that Black Tokyo reported in December 2012. According to the San Francisco Gate: “A San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges was ordered Monday to serve a year in jail. Yoshiaki Nagaya, a vice consul at the Japanese consulate in San Francisco,… Keep Reading


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


Dating in Tokyo is pretty easy—if you’re not looking for a single guy

Here is an interesting perspective on dating from a new-comer to dating, romance and marriage in Japan. What do you think? The divorce rate in Japan is quite low, I’m told. That tidbit of information conjures up lovely images of fidelity, trust and respect in one of the world’s most revered and common social institutions… Keep Reading


Surrogate baby born in India coming to Japan

In a good demonstration of why the Japanese government doesn’t like surrogate births, a baby conceived of a Japanese father’s sperm and an unidentified donor’s egg and who was born in India in July, has been given a temporary one year visa to enter Japan with the father’s family. The complication comes with the fact… Keep Reading


Japan would help children of international marriages

 Japanese women from collapsed international marriages who bring their children to Japan without their partner’s consent are facing charges of abduction — an issue that has highlighted a convention covering international child abduction. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction has been signed by about 80 countries, including in Europe and… Keep Reading

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