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inquirer - 29 days ago

Foreign parents fight in vain for custody in Japan

TOKYO, Japan --- Emmanuel, Stephane, Henrik and James come from very different backgrounds, but they share the same painful experience of battling Japan s legal system--- in vain--- for access to their children after divorce. Once married to Japanese women, they say they were prevented from contact with their children when their relationships disintegrated, sometimes even after court rulings in their favor. Tough laws and patriarchal cultural norms that overwhelmingly see mothers granted sole custody af

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