Archive for February, 2013
February 22, 2013
Japan PM Abe Promises Hague Accession, but Leaves Kidnapped U.S. Children Held in Japan
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Washington
for a four-day summit with President Obama, bearing yet another promise that Japan will
accede to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. For 30 years,
Japanese officials have said they have been “studying the Hague”. While Japan
studied, one FBI agent estimated in 2009 that 20,000 American children have been
kidnapped from U.S. soil and taken to Japan. Even if Japan finally fulfills its public
promises to sign the Hague, the Treaty will only represent a prevention framework for
future cases. There has been no mention of remedy for, and the Hague will not apply
retroactively to existing cases. In spite of intensely negative press, Congressional
legislation, and several joint demarches in recent years by 10 or more countries
condemning Japan’s apparent policy of state-sanctioned kidnapping, Japan has not yet
acted to remedy any of the long record of existing criminal abductions, or prevent future
abductions of children by its nationals.
Per capita and in real numbers, Japan, a G7 nation, owns the ignominious ranking of #2
in the world in the crime of international child kidnapping, behind Mexico and ahead of
India. Unlike the developing countries of Somalia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, Japan has
never returned a kidnapped child to the U.S. or any other country, through direct legal
or diplomatic means. Over the same 30 years, the only American child ever returned
from an illegal kidnapping to Japan, is Wisconsin native Karina Garcia. Today, Japan’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues efforts to subvert the U.S. law and jurisdiction
governing Karina’s custody. Both U.S. and Japanese courts had previously awarded full
custody to her father, Dr. Moises Garcia.
American parents of children kidnapped from the U.S. to Japan believe there is much
Japan must rectify. In U.S.-to-Japan child kidnappings, Japanese nationals intentionally
broke the law in America and directly defied, with pre-meditation and malice, U.S. court
custody and passport surrender orders, issued under proper U.S. jurisdiction. The
abductors frequently enlisted the assistance of organized crime elements in the
planning and execution of the crimes. Worse, MOFA officials in Japan’s U.S.
Consulates encourage law breaking on their own websites and assist in the crimes
through dubious and unilateral issuance of Japanese passports for U.S. citizen children,
who at the time of their kidnappings were not also citizens of Japan. Upon the
kidnappers’ arrival in Japan at the conclusion of the crimes, the Japanese government
unlawfully claims jurisdiction over the children. When American parents fight back by
seeking the help of the U.S. government, Japan’s government counters by employing
well-paid American lobbyists, lawyers, and agents to lobby Congress and work against
legislation intended to assist the kidnapped American children and U.S. law
enforcement. Routinely, and with no supporting evidence, Japanese officials or
affiliated spokespersons falsely claim that Japanese parents kidnapped the children to
flee abuse, a charge that U.S. parents find deeply offensive, libelous, and damaging to
the children. Global Future condemns all perpetrators of violence and abuse in the
home, regardless of their gender, nationality, or race.
The Japanese government’s apparent endorsement of this set of belligerent actions
reflects poorly on Japan’s image worldwide. Abe, by visiting the U.S., is now in
position to answer for it. Japan’s record of stripping defenseless American children of
their U.S. Constitutional rights raises serious questions about Japan’s true intentions
and worthiness as an ally. When one of our best allies subverts our sovereignty, aids
and abets in the criminal kidnapping and illegal retention of defenseless American
children, outrageously claims jurisdiction over the children after the unlawful acts,
causes lifelong damage to the children and then alienates them by smearing their
parents with false accusations, and employs paid agents to run interference against the
American children and their parents, how much can this supposed ally really be trusted
in any subject of mutual interest? Where is the reciprocity, shared values, and mutual
respect for the rule of law?
Time is the enemy of all of these children. Wrongfully held children in Japan just grow
older and more alienated from their American families, society, culture, and their US civil
and constitutional rights. These mixed race children represent the future of the U.S.-
Japan alliance. They represent the best bridges between our two countries, societies,
and cultures. They need to be protected, cherished, and allowed to thrive. Forcibly
separated from one half of their families, restricted from one parent’s love, care,
guidance, and protection, and brainwashed against them, these children are destined to
Recent events in the China Sea, and in North Korea call us to consider how we will fulfill
our obligations in the alliance on behalf of Japan. Should we really send our service men
and women into harm’s way to protect Japan from Chinese or North Korean threats, if
we can’t trust Japan to rectify the kidnappings of American children for which it is
Through his work on the issue of the abduction of Japanese by North Korea while a
cabinet official under then-Prime Minister Koizumi, Abe knows very well the
devastating effects of abduction. He also knows that North Korea returned surviving
abduction victims to Japan. Abe could likewise rectify the criminal and destructive
behavior of Japanese nationals by returning the kidnapped children to the U.S. and
allowing them to have both parents again, as both parents originally agreed to before
U.S. judges, in U.S. courts of law. We hope Abe will see the long-term benefit to the
alliance of returning the kidnapped children to U.S. He can make a concrete offer to
Obama now regarding open abduction cases, while staying on course to accede to the
Hague. By doing so, he will deepen the alliance, on a basis of mutual respect, trust,
shared values, and family connections.
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OSAKA — Feb. 23rd, 2013
A 28-year-old woman in Osaka has been arrested for illegally disposing of the body of her newborn daughter last October, police said Friday.
The woman, who has been named as Tomoko Takiguchi, is accused of disposing of the body of her daughter shortly after birth, NTV reported. According to police, the body of a month-old baby girl was found in an irrigation channel near Takiguchi’s former Kashiwara home last Oct 13. An autopsy revealed that the child had died of suffocation. DNA tests later showed the child to be Takiguchi’s daughter.
According to neighbors, Takiguchi appeared to be pregnant in August of last year, but was not seen in public with the child after giving birth, NTV reported. Takiguchi was arrested on Thursday and questioned by police about the circumstances in which her daughter died.
Police were quoted by local media as saying that Takiguchi denies disposing of her daughter’s body, telling investigators that she nursed her daughter for a week and then the child was kidnapped. Police said no kidnapping was reported.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
FEB. 22, 2013 – GUNMA —
A 3-year-old girl apparently died of starvation in Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, after being left in the care of her 14-year-old sister while their mother was out of the country, police said Thursday.
According to police, the children were left alone with food and spending money by their mother, while she went home for a visit to the Philippines on Feb 9. TBS reported that police received an emergency call from the woman’s 14-year-old daughter at about 7 p.m. on Feb 18, saying that her younger sister had collapsed. Emergency workers rushed to the scene where the child was confirmed dead.
Police say there were no obvious signs of injury, but that they suspect the girl may have starved to death. Investigators say they are planning to question the girl’s mother when she returns to Japan and said she may faces a charge of abandonment leading to death. The single mother, who is 37, lived with her two daughters.
Dr. Garcia`s daughter was returned to him (from Japan) in December of 2011. It was a wonderful Christmas present for him. Univision just released a story about Garcia`s fight to get his daughter back. His is the only case of a child being returned (from Japan) through legal means to the country of habitual residence. Click on the link to watch the story (in Spanish).Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Published February 19, 2013
In this undated photo, U.S. army sergeant Jeffrey Chafin poses with daughter Eris. (Courtesy of Jeffrey Chafin)
An Army dad whose wife left him and took their daughter to Scotland gained new hope when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the American courts can assert themselves in international custody battles.
In a 9-0 vote that overturned an appeals court decision denying Sgt. Jeffrey Chafin’s bid to get daughter Eris back, the high court rejected the idea that Chafin’s appeal was “moot” because the six-year-old girl had been in Scotland for more than a year. The justices sent the case back to the Florida-based 11th Circuit court, telling the judges there to rule on the merits.
“Such return does not render this case moot; there is a live dispute between the parties over where their child will be raised, and there is a possibility of effectual relief for the prevailing parent,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the written ruling. “The courts below therefore continue to have jurisdiction to adjudicate the merits of the parties’ respective claims.”
“When you have been done wrong and you’ve been screaming and finally someone hears you. It’s a very good feeling.”
– Jeffrey Chafin
An ecstatic Chafin, who met Lynn Chafin while he was stationed in Germany, but later saw their marriage sour back in the U.S., said he is ready to resume the fight for custody of Eris.
“I’m still in the cloud,” Jeffrey Chafin told FoxNews.com. “When you have been done wrong and you’ve been screaming and finally someone hears you. It’s a very good feeling.
“Now we have a fighting chance.”
Chafin and his attorney said it was frustrating to not get the chance to make their case before the lower court.
“We didn’t have a day in court,” attorney Michael Manely said. “Now the 11th circuit will have to look at the facts of this case. I think the appeals court will look at the facts and see that something doesn’t match up here. This soldier needs the opportunity to have his case heard.”
Roberts said U.S. courts have a role to play, even if Lynn Chafin refuses to cooperate.
“Even if Scotland were to ignore a U.S. re-return order, or decline to assist in enforcing it, this case would not be moot,” he said. “The U.S. courts continue to have personal jurisdiction over Ms. Chafin, may command her to take action even outside the United States, and may back up any such command with sanctions … Enforcement of the order may be uncertain if Ms. Chafin chooses to defy it, but such uncertainty does not typically render cases moot.”
The couple married in 2006 and Eris was born a year later. They were living in Germany where Jeffrey was stationed until he was deployed to Afghanistan. Lynne and their daughter had moved to Scotland until Jeffrey was transferred to Alabama in 2009. He was joined by his family the following year, but the couple divorced in 2010 and Lynne was deported a year later.
Chafin’s case is the latest high-profile custody battle involving a U.S. father and a mother who whisked their child away overseas.
- In 2008, Iraq War veteran Michael Elias was separated from his 4-year-old daughter, Jade, and 2-year-old son, Michael, when his wife illegally took the children from their New Jersey home back to her native Japan. Elias lost all rights to see his children or have them return stateside due to Japan’s government not signing and abiding by the Hague Convention, which includes regulations on the civil aspects of international child abduction.
- In 2004, then 4-year-old Sean Goldman of New Jersey, went with his mother Bruna Bianchi back to her native Brazil for a two-week-vacation. When she did not return , a custody battle began between Bianchi and Sean’s father David Goldman. Bianchi remarried in Brazil in 2007, but died a year later while giving birth. Her new husband was granted a custody order by the Brazilian court, but Goldman won custody of the boy in December 2009.
- New York City photographer Michael McCarty has fought since 2007 for custody of his son Liam, after his ex-wife took the boy to her native Italy. Despite Liam’s mother, Manuela Antonelli, being declared unfit to care for her child and McCarty having been given full legal custody, child services officials in Italy have refused to give McCarty his son back.
FEB. 20, 2013 -OSAKA —
Police said Tuesday that a couple in Osaka has been arrested for fraudulently claiming 6 years’ worth of child allowance payments for their child who died shortly after birth.
The crime was reportedly discovered when a local elementary school, which had records of the girl’s birth, invited her to attend a pre-enrollment physical check and orientation meeting. According to TBS, the girl’s mother told the school that her daughter had died some time before, but the school reported the matter to police.
Police said the couple—a 53-year-old man and his 35-year-old wife—had a daughter in May of 2006. The child was in good health when she left the hospital six days afetr her birth. The parents filed her birth certificate two days later and applied for a child care allowance.
After the couple were arrested earlier this month on a charge of fraudulently receiving child welfare payments, they told police their daughter died within a week, TBS reported. Police quoted the couple as saying that they decided to continue to claim welfare payments. Over the six years, they received 934,000 yen in child care allowance payments, police said.
The couple also told investigators they threw the child’s body into the sea without registering her death and continued to lead authorities to believe she was alive. Media reported that social workers reportedly visited the family eight times, and each time, the girl’s father claimed she was visiting her grandparents with her mother and was in good health.
Police say they are looking into the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death.
FEB. 20, 2013 -HIROSHIMA —
A 4-year-old boy survived a fall from the window of the 12th-floor apartment where he lived in Hiroshima on Tuesday.
Emergency services received a call at around 8:40 a.m. from the parents of the child, saying that he had fallen out of the window and was lying on the roof of a car park next door, TBS reported.
Police believe the boy climbed on to a 30-cm high table and was able to pull himself up to the window, and then toppled out. Police said the boy is seriously injured, but conscious.
Citizen’s Network for Japanese Filipino Children
<Establishment> 1994 May
<Our Aim> We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Tokyo. We support Japanese-Filipino Children (JFC) who are born to Filipino mothers and Japanese fathers. The numbers of Filipino women who come to Japan for working have increased since 1980’s. Many of them met Japanese men and the numbers of children between Filipino women and Japanese men have increased as well. Some of those children are in difficulty because of lack of supports from their father. Although they have different circumstances, one thing common among those children is that they had lost communication and necessary support from their fathers. We accept cases from those mothers and caregivers of such JFC both at Tokyo office and Maligaya House, our branch office in Manila.
1)Para-legal assistance for the Paternal Recognition, Child Support, acquisition of Japanese Nationality, mediation/law suit for divorce, Special Permission of Residence, etc.
3)Japanese lesson for JFC mother
4)Tutorial services for JFC
5)Study tour to the Philippines
6)Publishing of quarterly newsletter “Maligaya”
15 minutes from Shinjuku Station (JR line)
Manila Branch (Maligaya House)
<Establishment> 1998 January
1)Case registration and management
2)Psycho-social workshops for JFC and mothers/carcgivers
3)Japanese Lesson for JFC
Metro Manila, Philippines
TEL/FAX: (63-2) 913-8913
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(Citizen’s Network for Japanese-Filipino Children. Inc)
For detailed information about the Maligaya House please click on this link: http://maligaya-house
About Maligaya House
Maligaya House is Tagalog for “Happy House”. The Citizen’s Network for JFC Inc. ran by our Tokyo Office established in 1998 this local office and Maligaya House is dedicated to helping those Japanese-Filipino Children (JFC) whose Japanese fathers abandoned them, find happiness. Maligaya House fights to protect the human rights of the JFC and give support at they grow to adulthood.
Psycho-social Intervention Program (PSI)
Our principal activities: Telephone and at office consultations, new clients will have to attend an orientation, to understand individual cases we will conduct home visits and inquiries, offer legal advice, also we offer counseling for the mother and child, and these services are available to all clients. Furthermore, we can send all of this information to the JFC Network office and through the help of our lawyers (they have volunteered for the purpose of supporting the JFC) we can help locate the father, negotiate for legal recognition and/or child Orientation for the New Clients support and mediate with Japanese man. If the a need arises they are also capable of filing lawsuits in Japanese court. Through this process Maligaya House will act as the representation of the mother and child between the JFC Network and their legal counsel.
Training and Education Program (TEP)
Twice a month we have a Japanese Classroom Workshop where we familiarize the JFC with Japanese language and culture. This activity also doubles as an exercise to develop their identity as a Japanese. We also do arts and crafts, games and sometimes dances to allow the JFC to express themselves and these activities also help empower the JFC with more self-confidence. At these regular gatherings the JFC have the opportunity to meet and make friends with other children in a similar situation.
For the mothers we offer, law and legal proceedings seminars, gender workshops, and seminars on migrant workers. Our aim is to recommend strategies to improve their lives, give emotional support, and give leadership training.
Research & Publications Program (RPP)
We publish a handbook for Filipino women who plan to go to Japan. It began being distributed through the Philippine government in 2004. We also manage a mini library and publish a regular newsletter.
Advocacy & Networking Program
We pressure the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cooperate with the negotiations between the Japanese embassy and this Japanese NGO
Maligaya House ( Citizen’s Network for JFC-Philippine Office)
Address: Maligaya House ( Citizen’s Network for Japanese-Filipino Children, Inc. )
18-A Cabezas St., Project 4, Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1109 Philippines
Telephone#: 02-439-1520 and 02-913-8913
Person In Charge: Ms. Naoko Kono
Citizen’s Network for JFC-Tokyo Office (Joint Representation: Atty. Chang Hanyo & Shigeko Yamano)
Address: 206 Hai Home-Nishishinjuku, 4-16-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: FAX 050-3328-0143
Home Page: http://www.jca.apc.org/jfcnet
For Paying Membership Fee to Japan: Postal Transfer Account: 00120-2-720290
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha resident Gary Owens pounded the table and raised his voice Wednesday as he testified before Nebraska lawmakers, demanding they pass two bills that could allow him to spend more time with his son.
A coalition of fathers, doctors and family-law attorneys is asking lawmakers to change a Nebraska parental custody law that they view as unfair to men.
The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee had to open an overflow room to accommodate the advocates who testified in support for two parental custody bills.
“Men should have a right to have custody of their children just as much as their mothers,” Owens said.
Sen. Russ Karpisek of Wilber introduced the first measure that would create a legal presumption that both parents are entitled to at least 45 percent of the total parenting time. If the parents disagree on this, one parent would have to prove with a preponderance of evidence that parenting time should shift in favor of one parent. He said studies show children who spend less than 35 percent of their time with a parent have diminished physical and mental health.
The legislation is modeled after a measure recently passed in Minnesota but later vetoed by the governor. The bill would have increased the amount of time each parent gets with a child from 25 percent to 35 percent.
Karpisek grew up in a divorced family and is a recently divorced parent. He said he and his wife share parenting time and that his children are doing well because of it.
The second bill, introduced by Kearney Sen. Galen Hadley, would change provisions of the Parenting Act to say it is in the best interest of the child to have substantial parenting time with both parents, and that both parents should be equally involved in making decisions involving the child. This bill is modeled after Arizona legislation that went into effect this year. Ten states have provisions that say joint custody is in the best interest of the child.
“The time has passed when the sex of the parent is the determining factor,” Hadley said.
However, a legal group for Nebraskans, attorneys and advocated for domestic violence victims opposed the bills, saying they would create more family fighting, reduce child support most mothers receive and could reduce public benefits for poor households. Advocates for domestic violence victims worried women in such situations would have a harder time protecting themselves and their children.
Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln worried about the impact Karpisek’s bill would have on child support payments. Karpisek said he didn’t introduce the bill to help dads get out of paying child support.
Hasting family law attorney Chris Johnson said judges would take into account the number of days the child spends with each parent and the parents’ income to decide who should pay child support and how much should be paid.
“I don’t care about the child support,” Owens said. “Take all my money. I don’t care. I want my son.”
Omaha 13-year-old Sydney Morehouse asked the lawmakers Wednesday to pass the bills that would help her spend more time with her dad. Before the hearing, she burst into tears when she talked about how hard it is to only get to see her dad every other weekend and Wednesday nights. She hates shuffling between two households and not feeling settled at her dad’s house.
Her dad, Curt Morehouse, said he has been fighting to get more time with her since she was a baby. He also heads a father’s rights group to help divorced dads gain more time with their children.
“I’m not a bad person,” he said. “There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to see her more.”
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A statewide group working to reform family law is laying down roots in Central Georgia while making moves at the State Capitol. The group, called The Georgia Parental Alienation Awareness Organization secured a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday.
Parental alienation is an issue that’s just beginning to gain awareness according to members of the group. It’s when one parent gets custody of a child, and through negative comments and characterizations, the child begins to form unjustified hatred and a strong dislike for their mothers or fathers. Parental alienation can make a rejected parent’s access to their children difficult and sometimes even impossible.
“It makes me very sad, it makes me mad,” said Brenda McIntyre, a Centerville woman, who is leading the charge for parental alienation awareness in Central Georgia.
The only times McIntyre regularly sees her two kids is shuffling through old photos. The self-proclaimed victim of parental alienation says after her divorce eight years ago her ex-husband began funneling his dislike for her through the couples then 5-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.
McIntyre says she was characterized as a lunatic. She was arrested twice. Once for trespassing as she tried to pick her children up from her ex-husbands home, and another time for making harassing phone calls, trying to contact her children. In both instances the charges were dropped because McIntyre says she was just exercising her custodial rights.
“It’s ridiculous,” McIntyre said.
Searching for support … McIntyre eventually became connected to the statewide group Georgia Parental Alienation Organization,
that traveled to Atlanta last week seeking a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal to recognize parental alienation as a growing problem in the state.
Hilary Crowe, who spearheads the group out of Loganville says she asked the Governor to set aside one day as Parental Alienation Awareness Day. He gave her a week.
“By him signing the proclamation it’s that one giant leap we need to get local senators and local legislators attention,” Crowe said.
Crowe’s group hopes to create legislation giving parents equal rights in custodial matters, and they want people, specifically judges, to recognize that parental alienation is real, and it’s wrong.
“This will lead to other opportunities for parental alienation awareness in the state, and it’s a way to reach out to others in the state that may not know about parental alienation, or know that they’re experiencing it,” Crowe said.
Crowe says the group is quickly expanding as people realize they’re victims of parental alienation, but most members say the real victim’s are the children.
“You want them to have a healthy psychological disposition, and to do that you need both parents involved in their lives,” said Bill Moore, an advocate for family law reform who’s longstanding group has merged with the Georgia Parental Alienation Organization.
While the group is gaining momentum, McIntyre says she’s doing what she can. She’s created a Central Georgia chapter for parental alienation awareness, and plans to hold regular meetings.
If you or anybody you know is a victim of parental alienation and you want to make a difference, McIntyre’s says she wants to hear from you.
You can reach her at: (478) 333-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
She has also event planned for her chapter.
April 16: Mayor Harley presenting proclamation making April 25 Parental Alienation Awareness Day in Centerville
April 20: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bubbles of Love event at Rozar Park in Perry
April 20: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bubbles of Love event, FBC Centerville
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The Yomiuri Shimbun
OSAKA–An 11-year-old primary school student in Daito, Osaka Prefecture, apparently killed himself by jumping in front of a train, leaving behind a note that suggests the act was intended to protest the closure of his school.
At about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, the fifth-year student was hit below a platform of Nozaki Station by a seven-car train heading from Doshishamae Station to Takarazuka Station on the JR Katamachi Line.
Witnesses said he apparently jumped from the platform down to the rails and was struck by the train.
The boy left a note about his school, which is scheduled to be shut down and its students integrated into two other primary schools.
The note read, “In exchange for this little life, please stop the shutdown and integration.”
Shijonawate Police Station is investigating the case as a likely suicide.
According to the police station, the driver of the train saw the boy jump and immediately applied the brake, but it was too late.
The boy’s rucksack, which he left on the platform, contained learning materials for a cram school, and the handwritten note was found nearby, the police said.
The primary school the boy attended has seen its student population decrease, and is scheduled to close at the end of this fiscal year.
Students of the school will be transferred to two other primary schools.
The boy’s family members said he recently complained that he did not want to attend the school that was scheduled to accept him and his schoolmates.
Just before the incident, the boy sent an e-mail to his mother’s cell phone that read: “Thank you for all you have done up to now. I love everyone in my family.”
(Feb. 16, 2013)
Widner Family Law deals with divorce. They have a radio program called “Divorce Rescue Radio” which is on every Sunday night. During this episode they spend a lot of time talking about Parental Alienation.
Dr. Richard Warshak is on this program. The show is full of great information from some very knowledgeable people. You can listen to the program clicking on the link: http://divorce-rescue-radio-talk-showRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Tara Eisenhard is a child of divorce as well as an ex-wife and previous partner of a divorced dad. From these life experiences came her beliefs that a marriage shouldn’t survive at the expense of its participants, and families should evolve, not dissolve, through the separation process.
Tara considers herself a student of divorce and is passionate about sharing her vision with others. She’s the author of the book The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child’s Eyes and the blog Relative Evolutions. Additionally, she has written for Divorced Women Online, Since My Divorce and Stepmom Magazine.
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Lita Ford has a song on her new album that helps her express how she feels about family, travel, the geographical distance that makes or breaks families and in general, her new music.
Living Like a Runaway is her first CD since she began to manage life on her own. Her life changes prompted her comeback release Wicked Wonderland. Her latest work is closer to the music she wants to create.
But one track, called Mother, is a personal message to her children. Reflecting on her situation, Ford says the biggest lesson she’s learned was that: “If you ever get angry at your spouse, don’t take it out on your kids. Keep them out of it. They don’t need to know. Just let them be kids.”
In this episode you will hear the songs, MOTHER, PLAYING WITH FIRE, STILL WAITING AND GOTTA LET GO.
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CRIME FEB. 06, 2013 – TOCHIGI —
Police on Tuesday arrested a 37-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing to death her 14-year-old daughter at their apartment in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Yoko Numabe, called emergency services at about 6 a.m. Tuesday and said she had stabbed her daughter. TBS reported that police rushed to the scene and found the girl suffering from a stab wound to the neck. She was taken to hospital where she died on Tuesday night.
Police said Numabe and her daughter lived by themselves. Numabe has so far given no motive for the attack, police said.