The upcoming street demonstration by left-behind parents and their supporters, coinciding with Vice President Biden’s visit to Japan, will be held on August 23 in Tokyo. ┬áThis article in Modern Tokyo Times provides more details and background:

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/08/21/japan-and-child-abduction-demonstration-on-aug-23-in-tokyo-during-the-visit-of-v-p-biden/

 

 

 

Below is a link to an interesting article in the Modern Tokyo Times that describes a possible approach to use for prosecuting family members and others who may be engaged in assisting child abductors.

Under the Pinkerton Rule, “each member of a conspiracy can be held criminally liable for the crimes that were committed by other members acting within agreement of the conspiracy”:

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/07/18/japan-time-for-america-to-extradite-the-relatives-of-parent-abductors/

Below are links to two articles relating to Japanese child abduction just published online in the Modern Tokyo Times:

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/07/10/japan-child-abduction-interview-with-sonia-denice-the-author-of-saved-by-a-whistle/

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/07/10/australia-leaves-behind-left-behind-parents/

Here is a perspective from Lee Jay Walker of the Modern Tokyo Times, casting doubt on whether Japan’s recently announced intentions to sign the Hague Convention will really benefit foreign parents:

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/04/28/japan-and-the-hague-convention-but-will-foreign-parents-really-see-their-kids/