The second conference on joint custody after divorce
Parents and children forced apart after separation or divorce
• When: Tuesday Feb 17, 2009 from 13:00 – 14:30
• Where: The first conference room, the Number Two Members Office Building of the House of Representatives. (Daiichi Kaigishitsu, Shugiin Daini Giin Kaikan)
Speech from left-behind parents
Ren Mochizuki---His child was removed and kept by his ex-wife. After his wife registered his child under her new husband’s family registry, Mochizuki has been denied all access to his child. His wife filed for a restraining order.
Keiko Ukai---Her Iranian husband took her 4 year-old-daughter to Iran without Ukai’s consent. She followed her daughter and lived in Iran for about two yeas. Ukai could not bring her daughter back to Japan, but reunited with her last November after a two-year separation.
Colin P.A. Jones---A US lawyer and Professor at Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto, Japan.
“ Divorce situation in Japan from the international perspective---child abduction and refusal of visitation.”
• Admission: 1,000 yen