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:




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”:

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

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: