On July 16, 2015 Bring Abducted Children Home Managing Director Randy Collins testified to Congress on his case and the ongoing kidnapping crisis with Japan. "Quite frankly, State’s actions, or this case inaction, speak so loudly we can’t hear what they’re saying. I’d like this committee to insist that OCI and the State Department be far more transparent with Congress and with victimized parents. We deserve answers. Simply telling this committee that they are raising our cases means nothing. What are they saying? Who are they saying it to? What are the answers they are receiving? Are they demanding the return of our children or simply begging? Do they drop the issue just because Japan tells them it’s too difficult to return our kidnapped children? We have suffered years of secrecy from State regarding our abducted children. It’s the perfect definition of insanity, doing the same things over and over again but expecting a different result. The results haven’t changed in my seven years. We are still no closer to seeing our children today than we were before Japan joined The Hague Abduction Convention," said Collins whose son, Keisuke Collins, was kidnapped by his ex-wife to Japan in June 2008.
Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor to the Secretary for Children's Issues testifies that Brazil, India and Japan are the worst offenders of International Parental Child Abduction.
On June 11, 2015 attorney and Bring Abducted Children Home co-founder, Christopher Savoie, testified to Congress on his case and the ongoing kidnapping crisis with Japan. "The elephant in the room is the inherent conflict of interest problem for the State Department in these abduction cases. Their primary mandate, as they see it, is to maintain good relations with strategic allies such as Japan. And this is in direct conflict with the interests of our children and the children of Japan, whose advocacy would require that the State Department to publicly shame and reprimand Japan for its complicity in these kidnappings and for its truly barbaric sole parental rights regime. A regime that violates some of the most basic human rights of parents and children alike."
On March 25, 2015 Bring Abducted Children Home Executive Director Jeffery Morehouse testified to Congress on his case and the ongoing kidnapping crisis with Japan. “Now is the time for Japan to demonstrate they are serious about changing course on the ongoing crisis of International Parental Child Abduction,” said Morehouse whose son was kidnapped to Japan his ex-wife in June 2010. “I am hear to ask Congress to tell the Prime Minister it is not acceptable to continue to hold my son, “Mochi” Atomu Imoto Morehouse or any of the 400 U.S. children kidnapped to Japan.“
Rep. Christopher Smith (NJ-4) to Secretary of State John Kerry, "Japan has been breathtakingly unresponsive especially to abductions that occurred prior to ratification of the Hague (Abduction) Convention."
Parent of Internationally Kidnapped Child, Randy Collins testifies before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee for Senate Bill 1206. The bill is also known as Keisuke’s Law named after Mr. Collins’ son Keisuke Collins abducted to Japan in June 2008 by Reiko Nakata Greenberg Collins.
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.
Parents of Internationally Kidnapped Children, Randy Collins and Jeffery Morehouse, testify before the California State Senate Judiciary Committee for Senate Bill 1206. The bill is also known as Keisuke’s Law named after Mr. Collins’ son Keisuke Collins abducted to Japan in June 2008 by Reiko Nakata Greenberg Collins.
CDR Paul Toland Congressional testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US House of Representatives, December 2, 2009.