http://crnjapan.net/The_Japan_Childrens_Rights_Network/itn-jfayk.html

Akio Yokota, may you rest in peace.

This is the third reported suicide by a left-behind parent in Japan within the last year or so.  The other suicides involved Arnaud Simon, who took his life on November 20, 2010, and Christophe Guillermin, who committed suicide in June of 2010.

How many unreported suicide cases there are by left-behind parents being denied access to their children in Japan will never be known.


Arnaud Simon, Christophe Guillermin, may you rest in peace.  The French Embassy says there are 32 other French fathers suffering the same agony of being denied access to their children in Japan.

How many more must suffer and die before Japan takes some MEANINGFUL actions to address this problem?

http://www.fccj.or.jp/node/6293