Year in Review - 2015

 

March 15

2nd Annual Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion Fundraiser

http://www.kizuna-cpr.org/#!gala-networking-fundraiser/c1o3o


March 20

Joint embassy meeting called by Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion

Hosted by Canada with US and Spain in attendance

March 25

Hearing
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-goldman-act-return-abducted-american-children-reviewing-obama
"Japan Breathtakingly unresponsive"

April 2
One year anniversary articles on Hague

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/02/national/child-abductions-year-since-hague-pact-happy/#.VkhjMu0azCQ

 

April 18

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/04/18/general/state-reunion-evaluating-hague-pacts-success/


May 28
MPP talk on the issue

June 11

Hearing
http://www.c-span.org/video/?326519-1/hearing-international-parental-child-abduction

https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-goldman-act-return-abducted-american-children-assessing-compliance

June 16
Article by Congressman Chris Smith

http://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-abducted-kids-get-no-help-from-japan-1434476456

July 9

Paul Toland Press Conference

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/10/national/crime-legal/u-s-father-seeking-access-to-daughter-blasts-japans-family-courts/#.VokUjO0azCQ

 

July 16

Hearing
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-goldman-act-return-abducted-american-children-ensuring-accurate-numbers

July 26

Kimidori Ribbon & Kizuna CPR Ueno Koen raising awareness

https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11705323_876258539119575_3238368261565703955_n.jpg?oh=5a8c137f519a1c4f0d5ba42f27113a4c&oe=5710F2A0

August 12

Washington Post editorial
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/taking-abductions-by-parents-more-seriously/2015/08/12/5c7dfb50-3612-11e5-b673-1df005a0fb28_story.html

 

August 13

Jiji News report of Washington Post op-ed

http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201508/2015081300585


August 22
Oyako net meeting

http://resultsjp.sblo.jp/article/162185413.html
Representative Hase and Mayor Izumi talk

 

September 8

Paul Brown on ABC Australia TV

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/father-abducted-child-wants-greater-awareness-international-case/6759574


October 26

Paul Toland Press Conference
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/26/national/crime-legal/custody-case-test-japan-says-u-s-father-seeking-access-girl-held-grandmother/#.Vkhh1TcazCS

October 27
Karen Christensen statement in Japanese and English press

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201510270089

November 18
Press Statement by Secretary Kerry

http://m.state.gov/md249671.htm

 

November 19

Hearing
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-goldman-act-return-abducted-american-children-ensuring-administration

December 3
Court in Hamamatsu ordered return of boy to Europe

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20151203-00000008-at_s-l22

December 12
Nikkei Shimbun articles

Kizuna CPR Facebook image of articles
https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12363211_938904662854962_618865265485044182_o.jpg