Japan is internationally considered the “black hole” of parental child abduction: in Japan, every year, an estimated 150,000 parents (both Japanese and foreigners) are cut off from their children’s life due to a unilateral decision of their partner (Data: Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion). Something that in the rest of the world falls under the term "abduction" and is treated as a criminal offense, is widely tolerated in Japan. Here, all disputes related to parental issues and child custody are considered "private matters" and the Japanese authorities avoid getting involved.
A multimedia project in collaboration with Orizzontinternazionali, currently in post-production phase (release in late Dec 2018).
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