Jeffery Morehouse testifies before the California State Senate Judiciary Committee for Senate Bill 1206 (Child Abduction Prevention). His son “Mochi” Atomu Imoto Morehouse was kidnapped to Japan by Michiyo Imoto Morehouse in violation of multiple laws and court orders in June 2010. The Government of Japan continues to refuse to provide the location of his son.
On the May 22, 2012 airing of the Australian TV program Foreign Correspondent Japanese Diet Member Masae Ido proclaims, “Not many people think of this as kidnapping or a crime. If anything, they think it’s not a bad thing. It’s really a custom”.
President Obama visited Seattle on May 10, 2012. BAC Home was there working the crowds to educate citizens on children abducted to and within Japan. People were shocked and outraged by this ongoing human rights and family crisis. One by bystander even shouted out, “there’s a cause worth fighting for!”.
Several said they would make the phone calls to the campaign offices of Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney to ask for their public commitment to bring abducted children home.
We were also there as the motorcade drove by so that the president can see Parents of Kidnapped Children(PKCs) are not going to be silenced.
We were encouraged by the numerous media reports of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell’s strong position on behalf of our internationally abducted American children during a May 7, 2012 meeting with Japanese officials, politicians and family members of Japanese citizens abducted to North Korea.