“Japanese Children are Suffering, The Future of Japan is Suffering!” – Akiko, Left Behind Parent from Japan (Part 1 of 2)

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In this episode of You're double podcast, we are speaking to Akiko from Japan. Her daughter was kidnapped by her ex husband almost 2 years ago, and she has been battling the case and trying to gain custody through the family court and Supreme Court of Japan.

We recently launched a petition targeted at the Japanese government to stand up for the 3million kids who are trafficked in Japan since 1991, legally with the help of single custody laws in Japan. Japan does not recognize joint custody. laws as the lawyers and judges profit from it and receive up to 30% of child support payments until the child reaches 20 years of age! While it’s a gain for the lawyers and judges, this is a loss-loss situation for the children and parents affected by the single custody law.

Winning this campaign depends on our ability to call on thousands of supporters like you. Your signature(support) is all that we need. Please support our petition and tell the International Organizations and the government to pressure Japan to adopt a joint custody law. You can find the petition at https://www.change.org/jointcustodyjapan.

We at Find My Parent would like to highlight more stories from parents and children in Japan as we view the situation is Japan is completely horrible and the system needs a complete reform. With that said, we are launching a campaign to fight for this in time with the coming Olympics so that people like yourself can amplify our message. We hope that it reaches the correct authorities, politicians and lawmakers in Japan, so that it can be the beginning of the change that Akiko mentioned. Now, if you are interested to share your story with us, or be a part of the campaign, you can always email me at sk@findmyparent.org and I will do my best to feature your story in this podcast. If you are listening and would like help us in getting more people aware of this situation, share this podcast with your friends and family. Send the podcast to your town or city's town or state politician. Urge them to make a change. If you want to know more about our upcoming campaign, you can also follow us in all our social media channels, just search for findmyparent in Facebook, instagram or LinkedIn.

Now, I would like to remind everyone that our goal here is to share knowledge with you guys and show that you are not alone in this. With that said, if you need specific legal advice, please get independent advice from a qualified legal practitioner.

If you are a minor, or if you happen to have difficulty in understanding certain parts within this episode, please approach a responsible adult or someone knowledgeable and ask them for clarifications. We have done our best to make sure that it doesn't offend anyone and if you have further questions or comments regarding Find My Parent or the interview, you can mail me at sk@findmyparent.org.

If you are someone who got separated from your own parent, and would like to find your parent again, please go to https://findmyparent.org and fill out your details. With the help of our smart algorithms and matching technology, we hope to help you find your alienated parent again. If you are part of an NGO or even a private company passionate about this topic, please reach out through the contact us page in findmyparent.org and we hope to work together with you. (https://findmyparent.org/contact).

Alright folks, That is it for this week, and speak to you next week! Take care till then.