Demanding Joint Custody of Children
Takanori Hashimoto, Daisuke Nakano, Akira Ueno,
Vincent Fichot and Tommaso Perina
12:00-13:00 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The speech and Q & A will be in English and Japanese with English interpretation.
Up to 70 percent of Japanese children whose parents are separated or divorced are cut off from one parent. Minors are entrusted with one divorced parent, usually the mother, and there is little or no cooperation between mother and father. This situation has been widely criticized for depriving children of the right to have a relationship with both parents, a right recognised by several international covenants, including the Hague Convention, which has been ratified by the Japanese government.
Japan is one of a handful of countries that does not recognize joint custody. Parental access may be denied or subject to a complicated, costly and humiliating supervised visitation system. Two young and popular fathers who have been denied access to their children are fighting for change. Famous Shogi player Takanori Hashimoto, Daisuke Nakano and Akira Ueno will come to the FCCJ to explain why the legal system concerning childcare after divorce needs immediate revision. They will be joined by Tommaso Perina and Vincent Fichot, foreign fathers who face the same tragic situation.
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