Very well written, by Douglass Berg of Bachome:

http://www.bachome.org/wordpress/2011/12/japan-the-grinch-that-stole-christmas/

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This seems to be the most comprehensive article that has come out on this case so far.  According to the article, the mother faces 25 years imprisonment if the daughter is not brought back to the U.S.

http://www.stripes.com/news/japanese-mother-must-return-child-to-states-or-face-lengthy-jail-sentence-1.162803