traumatic and psychologically damaging, says Noriko Odagiri, a professor of clinical psychology at Tokyo International University.
“Children feel like their father abandoned them, that he doesn’t love them anymore,” she said.
Morehouse is frustrated that President Trump has, on Abe’s insistence, advocated strongly for Japanese citizens who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s, meeting their families and raising the issue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but has not done so for hundreds of stranded American children.
The president “ran on a statement and policy of ‘America First,’ ” he said. “He ought to put American kidnapped children first, and bring them home from Japan and other countries.”