Here are the details:
Join Bring Abducted Children (BAC) Home to hold up posters and distribute up to 10,000 BAC Home fliers to promote awareness of International Child Abduction at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” at the far eastern end of the National Mall between 3rd Street and 7th Street, known as East Seaton Park and Henry Park.October 30, 2010.

The Rally to Restore Sanity will NOT, I repeat NOT be at the Lincoln Memorial, but will instead be at the other end of the mall, closer to the Capitol Reflecting Pool between 3rd and 7th Streets. For BAC Home supporters who wish to join us to hand out flyers, hold signs, promote awareness and help Bring Abducted Children Home, we will meet at Hancock Park, at the corner of and 7th Street SW and C street SW, right across from the L’Enfant Plaza metro station.

L’Enfant Plaza is on the convergence of the yellow, green, orange and blue lines, and has a number of exits, so when you get to L’Enfant Plaza, be sure to use the 7th Street SW and Maryland Ave SW exit. We will gather at Hancock Park between 10:30 and 11:00 AM and head over to the rally (about 2 blocks away) at 11:00 AM. For those of you who arrive late and want to find us, please call Paul at (703) 300-3411 or Doug at (703) 463-0008 to find out exactly where we are.

US House of Representatives to Introduce House Resolution condemning Japan for International Child Abduction.

On Wednesday, May 5th 2010, the Japanese National Holiday of Children’s Day, A United States House of Representatives House Resolution will be introduced condemning Japan for International Child Abduction and calling on Japan to facilitate the immediate return of all children abducted to Japan. This historic resolution comes after 58 years of zero cooperation by the Government of Japan on this issue. Of the 231 children abducted to Japan in the last decade, and the countless hundreds more abducted in the preceding decades, none have ever been returned, making Japan quite literally a black hole from which no child ever returns.

A Capitol Hill press conference introducing the resolution will be held from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM outdoors at the House Triangle, located near the Capitol building, opposite Longworth building (and over Independence Ave. road, away from Longworth building). Closest metro is Capitol South.

Speaking at the Press Conference will be Congressman James Moran (D-VA), Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), and many victim parents to include Christopher Savoie, Commander Paul Toland, Doug Berg and others.

Immediately following the press conference, the Bring Abducted Children
(BAC) Home foundation (http://www.facebook.com/l/13cee;www.bachome.org), consisting of victim parents of child abduction, will head to the Japanese Embassy for a 4:00 PM rally where the parents will take turns reading excerpts from the resolution in front of the embassy.

That evening, at 7:30 PM, BAC Home Foundation will hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Japanese Ambassador’s residence to remember and pray for the return of the 200+ abducted children.

May 5, 2010 Schedule:

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Capitol Hill Press Conference to introduce House Resolution condemning Japan for International Child Abduction. House Triangle.

4:00 PM: Bring Abducted Children (BAC) Home rally and House Resolution
Reading, Japanese Embassy. 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

7:30 PM – BAC Home Candlelight vigil, Japanese Ambassador’s residence, 4000 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC

embassy rally

On Saturday, October 3, 2009, Children’s Rights Council of Japan organized a “Free Christopher Savoie” Rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., demanding that the Japanese government immediately release Christopher Savoie and reunite him with his children, and also acknowledge and resolve all other cases of child abductions in Japan. Speakers included CRC of Japan co-founder Walter Benda, U.S. Navy Commander Paul Toland, Amy Savoie (Christopher Savoie’s wife), Kay Kephart (an American grandmother imprisoned while trying to find her grandchildren), David Levy (head of the national Children’s Rights Council nonprofit organization), and 2 U.S. left-behind fathers, Randy Collins and Lance Litwiller. Media included CNN, NBC, CBS, NHK, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK NEWS, TV TOKYO, KYODO NEWS, and documentary film maker Matt Antell, fromtheshadowsmovie.com. A candlelight vigil was held that evening in front of the White House.

Link to Video Slideshow of Oct. Rally and Vigil for Christopher Savoie (Music sample:  Trabryu “Road”)

If you are in Tokyo and are a left-behind parent, family member, or friend, please try to attend this event. Here’s the link with additional details:

http://www.meetup.com/Left-Behind-Parents-Japan/calendar/11446745/

This protest by left-behind parents in Tokyo shortly before Christmas last year shows that the Japanese child abduction problem impacts not just foreigners and not just fathers, but even Japanese mothers.  The “Santa Claus” in this video is Children’s Rights Council of Japan co-founder, David Brian Thomas.

Many thanks to Steve Christie for producing this video and to Ayumi Temlock for organizing the protest in Tokyo.

http://crcjapan.com/db1/00041/crcjapan.com/_download/VIDEO.AVI

I just received the following information about a street protest planned in Tokyo on Aug. 29:

Knet-joint custody movement network is a new group of
Munakata who is ex-leader of Oyako-net.

HP http://kyodosinken.com/
Blog http://oyakojimukyoku.seesaa.net/
(all in Japanese, sorry)

8/29(Sat.)
Meeting place:Class room 1304,
east campus,Hitotsubashi University

Demonstration starts from small park near “Starbucs”
Kunitachi Daigaku Dori, 5 min. from Kunitachi station
south exit. start time: about 16:30

mobile phone number : 090-8476-3243 (Keiko Ukai)