HOLLYWOOD PROTEST - Friday Aug. 18th 2006

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Child Abduction Policies Protested

Documentary Premiere Sparks Protest on Abduction by Japanese of American Children

WHAT: A protest to highlight Japanfs denial of parental rights to American parents of
children with dual Japanese/American citizenship abducted from the U.S. by Japanese partners against U.S. court orders.

The protest coincides with the U.S. premier of Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story, a documentary about the abduction by North Korea of a 13-year-old Japanese girl and Japanfs outrage over child abduction.

WHEN: Friday, August 18th, 2006
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Movie premieres at 1:45 p.m.; finishes at 4 p.m.)

WHERE: ArcLight Theatres (in front of Cinerama Dome)
6360 W Sunset Blvd. (at Ivar, 2 blocks west of Vine)
Parking available in lot off Ivar

• Parents of children abducted by Japanese and whose legally defined parental rights have been denied by Japan courts
• Children who have never met their siblings because of Japanfs denial of parental rights
• Those who question Japanfs moral integrity, as that countryfs government chooses to ignore international family law unless it is to their advantage.

WHY: American spouses/partners of Japanese nationals with whom they had children but
subsequently parted have had their children abducted from the U.S. and taken to Japan against existing U.S. court orders.

Japanfs consistent refusal to honor foreign custody rulings and extradition warrants from the FBI, Interpol and local authorities.

BACKGROUND: For more information on this issue:

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