Please sign the following petition, which is to be delivered to Secretary of State John Kerry:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Japan_to_sign_The_Hague_Convention_on_The_Civil_Aspects_of_International_Parental_Child_Abduction/?cCbXXdb

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/bring-back-374-american-children-who-have-been-kidnapped-japan/wJTk3QWH

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Bring back the 374 American children who have been kidnapped to Japan!
Over 374 American children have been kidnapped to Japan. Most of these children were too young or too scared to have a voice and contact their American parent. My knowledge comes from BacHome.org, my Son and, the other Parents of Kidnapped Children (PKC) We will not stop until we get our government’s help to bring our children home.

Please help Left Behind Parents Japan with their joint custody signature campaign.  A bilingual version of the petition is at the following link:

http://lbpjapan.org/LBPJ_JC_Signature_Campaign/page.html

White House Petition Drive

September 23, 2011

The message below is from Patrick McPike, a left-behind father with two children in Japan who has started a petition
drive on the White House website. If we can get 5,000 signatures in 30 days, we have to get an official answer from the White House. If we can get at least 150 signatures, it will be searchable on the White House website.

Please take a couple of minutes to get your signature on here and encourage everyone else you know to do the same. We really need more transparency on this issue as this petition is calling for.

I just started a petition on the White House Petitions site, We the People.
Will you sign it?

http://wh.gov/gKV

And then Share it?

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
PUBLICLY press Japan for the return of Abducted US Children and provide
transparent dialogs with Japan on this issue
Hundreds, if not thousands (Child Abduction in Japan… The REAL Numbers –
http://bit.ly/pteCAe ), of US Citizen Children have been abducted to, or
retained in, the country of Japan.

Japan has never returned a single child, has no legal concept of
“joint-custody”, no enforcement of visitation, no requirement for rules of
evidence on claims of DV.

The US Congress, in HR1326, has publicly condemned Japan and demanded the
immediate return of this children.

However, the Executive Branch has only held back-room discussions. Additionally,
there are persuasive claims the DoS is significantly downplaying the number of
actual cases.

There needs to be complete transparency into this process, and public
condemnation of Japan. These are our country’s children. We the people deserve
to know if they are being traded for bases or other government goals.

Thank you, Kevin, for forwarding this on to us:


http://kyodosinken. com/wp-content/ uploads/2009/ 09/seigan200909. pdf

The above link is to a joint custody petition. It is in Japanese and it is used by some of the groups in Japan that are pushing for joint custody. If you have any friends in Japan please send them this link and ask them to sign the petition. Then they can send it to the address at the bottom of the petition. The petition will end up going to the Diet. The more petitions that are sent in the stronger our case will be for joint custody.