ABC conducted a group interview of over a dozen U.S. parents whose children have been abducted to Japan and will be covering this on their “World News” programs on Tuesday, February 15 and Wednesday, Feburary 16, and also on ABC Nightline on February 15.

A related video, photos, and other information is available at the following link:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/american-children-abducted-japan-desperate-fathers-contact-children/story?id=12919762

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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.

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=100950&catid=158

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

PRESS RELEASE

Nuclear Family Security Summit
April 9-11 2010
Washington, DC

Sponsored by Bring Abducted Children (BAC) Home.
http://www.facebook.com/l/4b518;www.bachome.org

Come and help us stop the proliferation of Child Abduction to Japan!
Events will be held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and prior to the Global Nuclear Security Summit of 12-13 April.

Since the establishment of a fully sovereign post-war Japanese government on April 28, 1952, Japan has NEVER returned a single abducted child to ANY foreign country. Every one of the thousands of children abducted to Japan over the past 58 years has remained detained forever in Japan, making Japan quite literally a black hole from which no child has ever returned.
Prime Minister Hatoyama and most senior Japanese Government Officials will be in Washington, DC this weekend in advance of the Global Nuclear Security Summit, and will be attending events related to the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 9, 11 AM
Left-Behind Parents town hall meeting on Japan Child Abduction with Assistant Secretaries of State Kurt Campbell and Janice Jacobs. Closed meeting, open only to invited Left-Behind parents.

Friday, April 9, 1:00 PM
Press Availability of Left-Behind parents immediately following town hall meeting. US State Department Office of Children’s Issues, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Friday, April 9, 1:30 PM
Left-Behind parent luncheon. TGI Fridays, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Friday, April 9, 3:30 PM
Rally/Protest. Japanese Embassy, 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Saturday, April 10, 10AM- Noon
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. We will be handing our flyers with static posterboard displays at Federal Triangle Metro Station, 100,000 spectators expected.

Saturday, April 10, 11AM-6 PM
50th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. We will be handing out flyers with static posterboard displays at Federal Triangle Metro
Station. 160,000+ visitors expected. The largest one-day exhibition of Japanese culture in the United States.

Saturday, April 10, 7:30 PM
Candlelight Vigil outside of Japanese Ambassador Fujisaki’s residence, 4000 Nebraska Avenue, Washington, DC

Sunday, April 11, 8:30AM-Noon
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler finishing area. Grounds of the Washington Monument. 15,000 runners & walkers. We will be handing out flyers.

Points of Contact:
Paul Toland, (703) 300-3411, pptoland@yahoo.com
Christopher Savoie, (615) 975-4740, savoiecj@gmail.com
Doug Berg, (703) 463-0008, dbergsan@gmail.com
John Gomez, bac_home@yahoo.com