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    Ah feeling sorry for this father.

    US Dad Jailed in Japan in Custody Battle

    TOKYO, Japan (Sept. 29) -- Had this parental abduction drama played out in the United States, Christopher Savoie might be re-united with his two little children, after snatching them back from an ex-wife who defied the law and ran off with them. But this story unfolds 7,000 miles away in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, where the U.S. legal system holds no sway.

    And here, Savoie sits in jail, charged with the abduction of minors. And his Japanese ex-wife -- a fugitive in the United States for taking his children from Tennessee -- is considered the victim.
    "Japan is an important partner and friend of the U.S., but on this issue, our points of view differ," the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said Tuesday. "Our two nations approach divorce and child-rearing differently. Parental child abduction is not considered a crime in Japan."
    The story begins in Franklin, Tennessee, with the divorce of Savoie from his first wife, Noriko, a Japanese native.

    The ex-wife had agreed to live in Franklin to be close to the children, taking them to Japan for summer vacations.
    But in August -- on the first day of classes for 8-year-old Isaac and 6-year-old Rebecca -- the school called to say they hadn't arrived. Worried, Savoie called his ex-wife's father in Japan, who told him not to worry. "I said, 'What do you mean -- don't worry? They weren't at school.' 'Oh, don't worry, they are here,' " Savoie recounted the conversation to CNN affiliate WTVF earlier this month. "I said, 'They are what, they are what, they are in Japan?' " After the abduction, a court in Williamson County, Tennessee, granted Savoie full custody of the children. And Franklin police issued an arrest warrant for his ex-wife, the television station reported.
    But there was a major hitch: Japan is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on international child abduction.
    The international agreement standardizes laws, but only among participating countries. So while Japanese civil law stresses that courts resolve custody issues based on the best interest of the children without regard to the parent's nationality, foreign parents have had little success in regaining custody.

    Japanese family law follows a tradition of sole custody divorces. When a couple splits, one parent typically makes a complete and lifelong break from the children. The International Association for Parent-Child Reunion, formed in Japan this year, claims to know of more than 100 cases of children abducted by noncustodial Japanese parents. And the U.S. State Department says it is not aware of a single case in which a child taken from the United States to Japan has been ordered returned by Japanese courts -- even when the left-behind parent has a U.S. custody decree.

    Saddled with such statistics and the possibility of never seeing his kids again, Savoie took matters into his own hands. He flew to Fukuoka. And as his ex-wife walked the two children to school Monday morning, Savoie drove alongside them. He grabbed them, forced them into his car, and drove off, said police in Fukuoka. He headed for the U.S. consulate in Fukuoka to try to obtain passports for Isaac and Rebecca. But Japanese police, alerted by Savoie's ex-wife, were waiting.

    Consulate spokeswoman Tracy Taylor said she heard a scuffle outside the doors of the consulate. She ran up and saw a little girl and a man, whom police were trying to talk to. Eventually, police took Savoie away, charging him with the abduction of minors -- a crime that upon conviction carries a prison sentence of up to five years. The consulate met with Savoie on Monday and Tuesday, Taylor said. It has provided him with a list of local lawyers and said it will continue to assist. Meanwhile, the international diplomacy continues. During the first official talks between the United States and Japan's new government, the issue of parental abductions was raised. But it is anybody's guess what happens next to Savoie, who sits in a jail cell.

    Christopher Savoie Jailed in Japan for Trying to Reclaim Abducted Children
    Last edited by notorious saga; 09-29-2009 at 06:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
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    he played himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
    I hope allyuh fellahs who looking to bull Ank read this carefully...
    LOL you crazy as usual.

    But on a serious note when you dating someone or married to a person from a foreign country; you always have to worry about what if things don't work out and you guys have kids together - as soon as something drastic come about they could run away with the kids, I know this happen a lot more than people know.
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    Serioulsy though Saga...I'm not to sure how I feel about this story as so much is unknown. On one hand it's nice to see a man fight to be with his kids on the other why did the ex-wife see the need to to runaway with them? If he's just a good man caught up in international bureaucracy then I feel it for him.

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    Where the link? AH want to send it to my cousin. He like dem Japanese girls n dem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appleton View Post
    Serioulsy though Saga...I'm not to sure how I feel about this story as so much is unknown. On one hand it's nice to see a man fight to be with his kids on the other why did the ex-wife see the need to to runaway with them? If he's just a good man caught up in international bureaucracy then I feel it for him.
    If he was the one that chose to run with them would it be a need to know what the wife was doing to make him want to run away with them? This stuff happen more than people know, I knew this guy that wanted to do the same thing because he was being abuse by his wife but didn't want to leave his son with her, he was a coworkers - he came and ask me what should he do I said definitely not kidnapping, I never knew what became of him because he left the job - he wanted to move to Montreal because he spoke both French & English and thought he could get a bilingual job up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa View Post
    Where the link? AH want to send it to my cousin. He like dem Japanese girls n dem.
    Christopher Savoie Jailed in Japan for Trying to Reclaim Abducted Children
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    I know what you mean..and I really feel it for dads like this..who love their children passionately and have to go through this craziness. Did she have family in the US though? I'm wondering if she felt Japan was best to raise her children after the end of her marriage. Quite often when you have multi-national families one partner is isolated in the country of residence..Then when the relationship over madness like this happens....A real shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appleton View Post
    I know what you mean..and I really feel it for dads like this..who love their children passionately and have to go through this craziness. Did she have family in the US though? I'm wondering if she felt Japan was best to raise her children after the end of her marriage. Quite often when you have multi-national families one partner is isolated in the country of residence..Then when the relationship over madness like this happens....A real shame.
    Well as far as what the article stated it look like this is the norm in Japan, it happens to a lot - he is not the first and won't be the last, the Japanese government from before was kinda hard ass about kids abduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious saga View Post
    Well as far as what the article stated it look like this is the norm in Japan, it happens to a lot - he is not the first and won't be the last, the Japanese government from before was kinda hard ass about kids abduction.
    It doesn't sound too good for him at all..I hope she finds it in her heart to at least make some sensible offer to share the children

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appleton View Post
    It doesn't sound too good for him at all..I hope she finds it in her heart to at least make some sensible offer to share the children
    Well in cases like this is all depends of how the separation went "marriage" things could turn more sour for him if she is a scorned wife, right now it's probably up to the Japanese government to determine how the turn out gonna be.
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    That's like the guy who was on the show...idk if it was 60mins or 20/20; the brazilian woman took his son away when he was 5...she died but she brazilian husband keeping the child like is his They have big power in brazil and ting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilz™ View Post
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