Japanese father Masahiro Yoshida was profiled in CBS News (see link below) and other media sources last October.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/07/ap/asia/main5369450.shtml

He has been arrested by the Japanese authorities after taking his daughter from a day care center:

http://kaiju-john.blogspot.com/2010/01/masahiro-yoshida-arrested.html?zx=d6b4d7b49eae234a

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It is extremely encouraging to see that the U.S. State Department is providing this information on their website.  The first link below is the Japanese language “American View” Winter 2010 newsletter published by the U.S. State Department which  provides a range of Japanese language information on U.S. custody law, the Hague Convention, and left-behind parents.   The second link provides a good overview of all the various organizations now involved in these issues from the point of view of a left-behind parent (LBP), Steve Christi.

Both of these are great resources with a lot of credibility, especially since they’re now on the U.S. State Department website!

Japanese language “American View” Winter 2010 newsletter:

wwwf-american-view201001

Steve Christi’s article:

japan-usembassy-gov_e_p_tp-20100122-84