ABC News Radio’s Eleni Psaltis presents Japan In Focus, a new program that takes a close look at significant political and cultural developments in Japan. On the April 13, 2015 broadcast she speaks with Director of the Hague Convention Division at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kaoru Magosaki. During the interview he admits that Japan “cannot enforce any sort of access.”
Bring Abducted Children Home’s Managing Director, Randy Collins interviewed on KPSU’s Fathers, Mothers, and Families.
April 1, 2015 was a significant day in the Parental Abduction issue with Japan. One year ago Japan signed on to, and became a member of, The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. It was the last G-8 nation to do so. Last year, on March 31st, (April 1 in Japan) dozens of parents along with Congressman Smith and his staff walked arm in arm from an office building in Washington, DC, past The White House and finished at the State Department to deliver thirty Hague Article 21 applications which demanded access to our kidnapped children currently being held in Japan. We wasted no time to exercise our rights as outlined in The Hague Abduction Convention treaty.