Announcing a new Meetup for Left Behind Parents Japan!

WhatFujiko Goto Symposium and Street Demonstration in Ginza

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 11:00 AM

Where: Shinbashi Fukushi Kaikan
6-4-2 Shinbashi Minato-ku 

To get the Parental rights and amendment to the Civil Code

I prepared a brief for my client on July 2007. He was the first client for me about trouble of divorce and children. Second client ended his life in suicide. October 30th is the anniversary of his death. After that trouble of divorce is increasing and becomes to change [abduction of spousal]. 
These destructions of the family are according to the manual. I felt these were preventing from the judicial systems. It means Japanese law doesn’t admit custody is not parental right. These problems caused from Japanese sole custody system. 
I would like to consider amending the Civil Code of the joint custody after divorce. 
[Custody=Parental Right] 

Symposium 1PM to 5PM 
Place Shinbashi Fukushi Kaikan: 6-4-2 Shinbashi Minato-ku 
Toei Mita Line 5 minutes walking from Onarimon Station 
JR Line 10 minutes walking from Shinbashi Station

Part 1: 
Attorney Fujiko Goto 
[The present situation and future prospects about custody battle] 

Part 2: 
Associate Professor of Taisyo University and Clinical Psychotherapist: Akira Aoki 
[Joint Custody and the Legal System] 

Midori Kyodo Law Office 

Street Demonstration

Time 11AM~12:00PM 

Starting Point Mizutani bashi Park 
1-12-6 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

Finishing Point:: Hibiya Park 
1-6 Hibiya Koen Chiyoda-ku Tokyo

Contact 080-7015-2925

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Details for Press Conference at The Foreign Correspondence Club of Japan on May 24:

By Fujiko Goto, Thierry Consigny, Hiroaki Morita and Masako A Suzuki
At present, there is an intense debate within the media in Japan, Japanese Federation
of Bar Associations (Nichibenren), and Japanese government about whether Japan
should change current single custody system to joint custody system after divorce and
bring its Family Law to be consistent with international legal standards with respect to
joint custodial rights of children after divorce.

Contents of the conference are as follows:
1. The Japanese civil court deprives custody of children from one parent after
divorce without specific reason;
2. Domestic parental child abductions during the marriage before divorce;
3. Quite few visitation granted by Japanese civil courts to noncustodial parents; and
4. Presentation by left behind parents sharing their real life traumas with losing
all rights to their children after divorce and their children to share a meaningful life with them under the current Japanese system.

The following experts and left behind parents will contribute at the press conference, which is hosted by The Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

1. Fujiko Goto, Attorney at Law, registered with JFBA (Japan Federation of Bar
Associations, Nichibenren), Committee on Family Law Legislation.
2. Thierry Consigny, elected member of the Assembly for French Overseas
Nationals (AFE) for Japan and North Asia;
3. Hiroaki Morita, co-chairman of Japan Joint Custody Association
4. Masako A Suzuki, organizer of Left Behind Parents Japan.
URL of Left Behind Parents Japan.;
Venue: The Foreign Correspondence Club of Japan, Yurakucho Denki North Bldg. 20F
Yurakucho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan URL:
Day: May 24, 2010,
Time: 3pm to 4:15pm
The press conference will be in Japanese (with English translation) and English
R.S.V.P. Tel: +81-3-3211-3161