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Japanese Filipino Support Network helps children abandoned by Japanese Fathers

Posted on February 19, 2013. Filed under: Child Custody and Visitation, Human Rights | Tags: , , , , , |

Citizen’s Network for Japanese Filipino Children

Japanese Filipino Support Network

maligaya-house-manila

<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.

<Our Projects>
1)Para-legal assistance for the Paternal Recognition, Child Support, acquisition of Japanese Nationality, mediation/law suit for divorce, Special Permission of Residence, etc.
2)Father-locating
3)Japanese lesson for JFC mother
4)Tutorial services for JFC
5)Study tour to the Philippines
6)Publishing of quarterly newsletter “Maligaya”

<Contact Us>
Tokyo, Japan
TEL/FAX: 050-3328-0143
E-mail: jfcnet@jca.apc.org
15 minutes from Shinjuku Station (JR line)

Manila Branch (Maligaya House)

<Establishment>  1998 January

<Our Projects>
1)Case registration and management
2)Psycho-social workshops for JFC and mothers/carcgivers
3)Japanese Lesson for JFC

<Contact Us>
Metro Manila, Philippines
TEL/FAX: (63-2) 913-8913
E-mail: maligyahouse@gmail.com

 

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Maligaya House: Citizen’s Network for Japanese-Filipino Children

Posted on February 19, 2013. Filed under: Human Rights | Tags: , , , , , |

Maligaya House GlobeMaligayaHouse

(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

FA02-913-8913

EMailmaligayahouse@gmail.com

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

EMailjfcnet@jca.apc.org

Home Pagehttp://www.jca.apc.org/jfcnet

For Paying Membership Fee to Japan: Postal Transfer Account: 00120-2-720290

Account Name: Citizen’s Network for JFC

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