E.U to Consider Suspending Visa Waiver for Japan as Sanctions on Child Kidnappings

Wednesday 19 February 2020 11:30

Each year in Japan, an estimated 150,000 children are unlawfully abducted by one of their parents. Japan residents Vincent Fichot (a French citizen) and Tommaso Perina (Italian) presented a petition to the European Union's legislative assembly in Brussels, highlighting Japan’s bad faith surrounding child abductions and  requesting sanctions as a countermeasure against cases of parental child abduction affecting Europeans living in Japan.