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.  This article in Modern Tokyo Times provides more details and background:








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.

Thank you, David Hearn, for this clip.  David Hearn, together with Matt Antell, is filming the upcoming “From the Shadows” documentary about the Japanese child abduction problem.

Below is a downloadable flier with details for the street rally being held in Tokyo on October 24.  A lot of media, especially Japanese media, is expected at this event, so please try to attend.

Street Rally (Oct. 24, 2009)

If you are in Tokyo and are a left-behind parent, family member, or friend, please try to attend this event. Here’s the link with additional details:

This protest by left-behind parents in Tokyo shortly before Christmas last year shows that the Japanese child abduction problem impacts not just foreigners and not just fathers, but even Japanese mothers.  The “Santa Claus” in this video is Children’s Rights Council of Japan co-founder, David Brian Thomas.

Many thanks to Steve Christie for producing this video and to Ayumi Temlock for organizing the protest in Tokyo.

I just received the following information about a street protest planned in Tokyo on Aug. 29:

Knet-joint custody movement network is a new group of
Munakata who is ex-leader of Oyako-net.

(all in Japanese, sorry)

Meeting place:Class room 1304,
east campus,Hitotsubashi University

Demonstration starts from small park near “Starbucs”
Kunitachi Daigaku Dori, 5 min. from Kunitachi station
south exit. start time: about 16:30

mobile phone number : 090-8476-3243 (Keiko Ukai)