Every year I hang their stockings up in my house wishing we could spend this special day together. I also go Christmas shopping to buy gifts I think my children would enjoy. I place them under the tree and when Christmas is over I end up donating the gifts to charity. I spend the day with family watching other kids open gifts having a wonderful day while I sit in silence remembering that Japan is the Grinch that stole my children. The main difference between Japan and the Grinch is that the Grinch eventually reforms and restores Christmas to the town of Whoville while Japan continues stealing children.
Japan has been teasing the world for almost two decades saying they will sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This convention would facilitate the return of abducted children post ratification, and provide a mechanism for access to my children for me. Prime Minister Noda is the current head Grinch that has made promises but has yet to deliver. Japan continues to use its powerful economic might to steal children from around the world ruining the families of good and decent people. Perhaps when the Government of the Grinch signs the convention and also returns our children will we see the heart of Japan grow three sizes that day.
By, Douglass Berg
Loving Father of Gunnar and Kianna Berg