Japan’s Dangerous Tilt to The Right: a report from Hamburg, Germany

by Natalia Berner*  HAMBURG Japan is plunging to right, as voices of alarm start to rise, but most of German and Japanese society does not realize how serious the recent political situation has become. Reactions are similar to those of a paralyzed moose facing the headlamps of an upcoming... Read More

As Japan moves toward recognizing joint custody, a father nourishes hope for reunion…

In Japan, millions of children grow up without seeing one of their parents if they divorce. There is no joint custody in Japan, not yet. But in May of this year, after 30 years of international pressure, the Japanese Diet finally passed the bill necessary to join the Hague Convention on the... Read More