In February 2009, just prior to making her first trip to Japan, Secretary Clinton said, “I will assure our allies in Japan that we have not forgotten the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea and will meet with some of those families in Tokyo next week. I don’t know whether I will be meeting more as a Secretary of State any more than as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister. It’s important that their plight is not forgotten. I attach great importance to the abduction issue.” She has also been quoted as saying that “child abduction is a human rights violation.”
Without a Dry Eye
When my kids left for Japan on summer travel
That’s the moment my entire life began to unravel.
She told me they were going to the island nation
but she didn’t tell me it was for a everlasting vacation.
ABC affiliate station WEAR-TV 3 is there at the airport on Friday to cover William Lake reuniting with his daughter Mary Lake who was abducted to Japan in 2005.
Bring Abducted Children Home (BACHome.org) co-founder and Southwest Regional Director, Randy Collins, has been instrumental in getting new legislation introduced in California to protect children from international parental abduction. He has worked closely with California State Senator Mimi Walters (R-33rd District) and her staff on: California Senate Bill Number: SB 1206
“It has been 2397 days since my daughter was abducted by her mother to Japan. How do I get one of those days back?”, stated father and BAC Home member, William Lake.
Mary Lake was abducted to Japan in August 2005. Today, after nearly seven years, she heads home to Florida. We just spoke to Mr. Lake who has confirmed that Mary landed safely on U.S. soil and has just boarded another flight on her journey home.