Below are some resources to learn more about international parental child abduction to/and within Japan and the crisis of international parental child abduction. Links to any services offered are for informational purposes only.
Uniting organizations to work passionately to end international parental kidnapping of children through advocacy and public policy reform. Our vision is a world where children are safe from international kidnapping by a parent.
The Coalition To End International Parental Child Abduction is:
Bring Abducted Children Home
Bring Our Kids Home
iStand Parent Network
Children at Borders
End Abductions Now!
The G7 Kidnapped to Japan Reunification Project is comprised of parents and organizations from several countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The G7 KJRP's objective is to put the Japanese parental child abduction issue on the G7 Summit agenda and bring about a rapid resolution to this crisis affecting the human rights of thousands of children abducted to or within Japan. #G7KidnappedToJapan #KidnappedToJapan
We collaborate with an international alliance of partners working to end child abduction in Japan.
Catherine Henderson is an Australian mother of a daughter and son being held captive in Japan and an activist for children's rights.
MOFA Japan is the Movement Opposing Forgotten Abductions. The Japanese Government's allowance of child abductions is against the agreed upon United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. MOFA Japan is calling for the end to the practice.
Henrik Teton is the father of Canadian child Takaya Teton who is being held captive in Japan.
Sauvons Nos Enfants Japon Les enlèvements parentaux d'enfants ne sont pas illégaux au Japon. Participez à notre combat pour s'assurer que les droits des enfants seront respectés.
Japan Child Abduction
A Berlin based organization encouraging European Union parents to join forces to together to ease the traumatizing effects and consequences for their abducted kids.
We are a network of German LBPs (left-behind parents) with children in Japan. Jointly, we want to raise awareness for the unacceptable situation in Japan, both in the German public but also with German politics, in order to build up foreign pressure on Japan. We cooperate with other LBPs and organizations in and outside Japan for the same cause.
Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion
Kizuna CPR, is working toward restoring the human rights of children in Japan, so every child can once again enjoy relationships with both parents.
British Children Abducted To Or Within Japan
Despite Japan being a signatory to both UNCRC and Hague Abduction Convention, British and other International parents and children that are victim to parental child abductions to or within Japan are not afforded the same level of rights to be reunited with each other; Japan must fulfill its international obligations.
Bring Abducted Children Home is dedicated to the immediate return of internationally abducted children who are being wrongfully detained in Japan. We also strive to end Japan's human rights violation of denying children unfettered access to both parents.
Bring Sean Home Foundation
The mission is to assist victims of international child abduction, educate the public about the issue, prevent future abductions, and draw attention to the increasing number of cases that currently exist with the purpose of returning abducted children to their home countries and reuniting them with their left-behind families.
Children’s Rights Council of Japan
We are a child advocacy organization, offering information and resources for children’s rights issues in Japan, focusing on children of divorce, separation, or born out of wedlock.
The Japan Children's Rights Network
Disseminates information to help change attitudes and laws in Japan in order to assure all children of direct, meaningful and continuing contact with both parents, regardless of citizenship, marital status or gender.
Left Behind Parents in Japan
It's the Japanese general understanding that if they divorce, the noncustodial parent won't be able to see the kid again. Japanese family law has no provision for visitation rights. No legal regulations exist for determining the rights of the parent without custody to meet their children. Japan is an abduction-friendly country and a magnet for international child abduction. If you are left behind parents, join us and cooperate each other.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NCMEC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - PREVENT ABDUCTION PROGRAM
Federal law prohibits a parent from removing a child from the United States or retaining a child in another country with intent to obstruct another parent´s custodial rights (18 U.S.C. § 1204). U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Prevent Abduction program can assist in the prevention of International Parental Child Abduction (IPCA) (6 U.S.C § 241). IPCA cases must include a valid, enforceable U.S. court order indicating the child is prohibited from being removed from the U.S. CBP coordinates with DOS Office of Children’s Issues on IPCA cases.
The Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State
Assists in cases of international parental child abduction. We place the highest priority on the welfare of children who have been victimized in such cases. We are prepared to assist you as you pursue recovery of your abducted child.
Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
This guide was developed by the United States Department of Justice and contains information on important topics like stopping international child abduction.
A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention today published guidelines to help law enforcement prevent and respond to cases of international kidnapping of a child by a noncustodial parent.
This guide describes law enforcement’s role as initial responders and investigators of kidnapping crimes, discusses applicable laws and legal remedies for child recovery and reunification, and outlines considerations for criminal prosecution and extradition of offenders.
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fifth Edition
This U.S. Department of Justice guide was designed to help parents of missing children through the process of working with law enforcement, the media, search and rescue professionals, and other volunteers and individuals whose role it is to help with aspects of the missing persons search.
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide - Video Library
The video segments provided here are designed to help connect you with the experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations of the parents who contributed to the 5th Edition of “What To Do When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide.” Videos are built from excerpts of long-form interviews conducted with the parents in January 2023.
The leading legal database on international child abduction law. It is a free and comprehensive tool for researching cases, case summaries and legal analysis of the application of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. The website also provides additional material relevant to this area of law. The database is regularly updated and is available in English, French and Spanish. INCADAT is used by judges, Central Authorities, legal practitioners, researchers and others interested in this international legal co-operation framework that helps to protect children from the harmful effects of international child abduction in about 100 countries.
Professional Translation by Dan Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert is a professional patent translator in Japan who translates quickly. He is passionate about helping parents of internationally kidnapped children and has translated for cases at a reasonable rate.