Grandparents abduct my children after Mother died

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On November 15th 2003 my twin 5-year old children, Karsten Stouffer and Maple Stouffer were abducted by their Japanese Grandfather, Fumihiko Miyazaki and are now in Sapporo Japan. His address and the location of the children is:

Fumihiko Miyazaki
Minami 17, Nishi 18, 1-38
Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0917
Tele # 011-551-2215.

My children were abducted 2 days before the death of their mother, Junko Miyazaki the daughter of Fumihiko and Seitsiko Miyazaki. My wife died of Breast cancer, a disease that she had for the past 4 years.
My children were born in Irvine California and have lived in Southern California all their life. I have Original Birth certificates and current Passports, and court documents showing that I have full custody. The children which I can send photo appear gAmericanizedh in features, i.e. they do not appear to be completely of Japanese descent. I am prepared to give DNA evidence to prove I am the father.

Somehow unknown to me they also had Japanese passports. My Japanese friend suspects that they were registered under a false Koseki tohon (Shohan). I will be receiving their Japanese names soon and can forward this to you. This is currently under investigation by Jim Bassin in the DAfs Child Abduction unit 714 347-8839 and the FBI in Washington.

My children were abducted and taken away from their father who provided for them, from friends and their school, which they dearly loved (Maple received the highest award in Kinder garden last semester). They now have lost their Mother, their Father, they are in unfamiliar surroundings and they now have to adopt a new name. They were taken without any toys; just a few clothes, and no stuffed animals carried around for security. I feel that the children have suffered emotional strain from all of this and I feel that it is best for the children for me to retrieve them as soon as possible.

This situation takes highest priority in my life now. Please let me know if I would generally have a good outcome through the court systems and approximately how long it will take. Also please reccomend a good Japanese Attorney
thanks for reading this
Posted By:
Andrew (51 posts)
11/22/2003 12:59:16 AM
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Hi John,

Sorry to hear about your story.....not sure how to respond to you positively given your problem is so recent and I can't give you specific advice (legal routes are so slow and largely inaffective to be perfectly honest) but your first port of call is to join the crcjapan messageboard......go to and copy and paste your story there........

We are a network of people who've only just forged links this year....we are growing and we are becoming more and more aware of the problems of child abduction in Japan......

In the meantime, please get in touch with our group and seek advice ( )

FRIJ recommends you also visit crn japan, who are fighting international abduction to Japan and working to assure children in Japan of meaningful contact with both parents regardless of marital status