The recent AP article run in the Japan Times on 10/1/2010 states, “The Japanese Embassy said in a statement that Japan is sympathetic to the plight of children caught in custody battles between Japanese and American citizens and ‘is continuing to make sincere efforts to deal with this issue from the standpoint that the welfare of the child should be of the utmost importance.‘”
US House of Representatives H. Res. 1326, which demands Japan put an end to child abuse in its country in the form of child abduction and access denial, elicited the Japanese embassy response. The resolution passed by vast majority at 416 to 1, with 15 votes not recorded. Here is what two members of the House of Representatives had to say when presenting H. Res. 1326 on the floor. You decide.
View the entire presentation of H. Res. 1326 here.
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by Randy Collins
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