Senator Benjamin L. Cardin raised the issue of open unresolved child abduction cases with Caroline Kennedy at her confirmation hearings earlier today.  His question starts at 1:06:40 in the following video of the hearings:

http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-09-19-2013

Hearings to confirm Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan will be held this coming Thursday, September 19 by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The following is a link to the committee website, and below is also a listing of the members of the committee.

Please  contact committee members and request them to ask Caroline Kennedy what actions she will take to help American parents whose children have been abducted to or retained in Japan, and who are being denied meaningful access to their children as is legally required under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Japan has ratified in its entirety.

http://www.foreign.senate.gov/

Chairman: Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

Chairman

Ranking Member: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

Ranking Member