MaikuC comments

Posted in: Enforcement measures eyed to settle child custody battles See in context

People talk about the Hague as if it is only missing enforcement. It is missing fair court rulings in Japan. Those are few and far between because judges generally ruled in favour of the child abductor. Is it a chicken and egg problem in that the courts which generally do not rule against a child abductor because they can not enforce their own orders, and in not being able to enforce their own orders feel complete and utter shame and embarrassment?

The family courts need to actually understand what the best interests of the child are (i.e a child needs both of their parents unless one or both is proven without reasonable doubt to be dangerous), then they can make a ruling which supports those best interests, and then that ruling can be enforced. Otherwise, what will really change?

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Posted in: New exhibition in Tokyo focuses on Japanese 'comfort women' See in context

Japan Nationalism at its finest. I commend the courage of these women for standing up for their rights and for justice.

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Posted in: 81-year-old woman arrested over death of ailing husband See in context

Until death do us part...

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Posted in: Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia See in context

Tony Abbott's youngest sister is gay, and he is still against same-sex marriage. He is a disgrace.

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Posted in: Otsu to become 1st city nationwide to launch bullying consultation via Line See in context

Does this lead to in person counselling?

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Posted in: Man pushes girlfriend onto train tracks after talk of breakup See in context

Dealing with your emotions should be part of education from a young age.

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Posted in: Female lawmakers in Japan still face 'maternity harassment' See in context

2020 is a magic number...

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy left in car dies from heatstroke See in context

My grandson is not a burden.

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Posted in: Newborn baby found abandoned in dry riverbed See in context

My child is not a burden.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy left in car dies from heatstroke See in context

Grandmother, why am I still in the car? Grandmother, why am I not at nursery? Grandmother?!

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Posted in: Man arrested for fatal abuse of 1-month-old son See in context

This happened almost a year ago and the father is being arrested only now?

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Posted in: Reaching out to young is key to suicide reduction in Japan See in context

Strong families are the answer. They are the core of the support network for all people. Japan needs to place a higher importance on family and addressing problems instead of sleeping them under the rug to fester...

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Posted in: Osaka restaurant chain fined for overwork by foreign students See in context

No one takes responsibility for anything. No wonder the stagnation continues in this fine nation.

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Posted in: Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years See in context

As the population decreases they should start using percentages instead of numbers of suicides which will naturally decrease over time.

What are causes of the majority of suicides? Horrible work life balance? Unenforceable family laws?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing husband as he slept See in context

@goldorak it is true a lot of actual DV goes unreported. The problem is false allegations of DV cloud the issue. Based on the little information in the article you can not assume either way. It could be a lie to lessen her actual crime or maybe the stabbing was a cry for help.

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Posted in: Japan launches telework to ease congestion, reform work culture See in context

Telework potentially further blurs the line between work and life. Telework is okay but not from home.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing husband as he slept See in context

She makes an allegation and you all take it as truth. All violence is wrong.

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Posted in: U.S. Senate confirms businessman Hagerty as ambassador to Japan See in context

Mr Hagerty, please bring American children abducted to Japan home.

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Posted in: Nuclear plant must release contaminated water See in context

You do not sh*t where you eat.

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Posted in: Japan 'Black Widow' confesses to killing husband No. 4 See in context

I hope she does not become a celebrity in Japan like that cannibal guy.

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Posted in: Rakuten bans ivory sales See in context

The cover all excuse "Cultural Differences"...

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Posted in: Japan's population falls at fastest rate since 1968 See in context

If you have so many incentives against falling in love, marriage, and having children then of course population growth will be negative.

This is just where Japanese culture is headed. No one in Japan really cares enough to change it.

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Posted in: Single mothers by choice fight stigma, seek to change perceptions See in context

Single Mothers by Choice does not imply a partner in the raising of a child. Are these pregnancies a mutual business transaction between parties, or do they involve some kind of deception (does the father know they are going to be an anonymous sperm donor or anonymous financial provider), or have they become a single parent due to relationship breakdown or divorce? Is the child allowed to have a meaningful relationship with the non-custodial parent? There is nothing wrong with being a single parent but how the decision is made matters.

@GW: I totally agree.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

What immigrants are going to want to come to Japan to work 5 hours overtime per day?

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Posted in: Osaka 1st city in Japan to recognize same-sex couple as foster parents See in context

Will same-sex parents have the same issues with loss of custody at the time of child abduction? Will their child lose the right to both of their same-sex parents as a result of the selfish action of one of their parents?

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Posted in: Kindergarten teachers taped child’s hands and feet for discipline See in context

There are no excuses for this action. This is just a case of teachers not being able to deal with the situation correctly.

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