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Japanese Citizens Wanted for International Child Abduction


There are quite a few Japanese citizens with outstanding arrest warrants in a foreign country.  All of the people on the following list have some kind of outstanding court order or arrest warrant related to child abduction.  Most, if not all, are presumed to be living in Japan at well known locations.   Japan refuses to extradite Japanese citizens (and in some cases even non-citizens) despite warrants for their arrest.  Interpol is searching for many of these Japanese parents, so they will be arrested in countries all over the world, if they travel outside of Japan.

The crimes committed by these Japanese citizens are recognized by at least three international treaties: the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Without abiding by these commonly accepted international standards of behavior, Japan's commitment to upholding international law and order cannot be trusted.  It is no wonder that Japan is unable to get a permanent seat on the United Nations Security council.  CRN Japan believes that Japan does not deserve a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council until it permanently agrees to uphold standards of international family law.

Finally, CRN Japan would like to point out the hypocrisy of Japan's complaints against North Korea, for kidnapping Japanese citizens.  Japan demands that North Korea return kidnapped children like Megumi Yokota to their Japanese parents.  Yet when foreigners request that the Japanese government return children taken by Japanese parents and living in well known locations in Japan, the Japanese government, Japanese laws and Japanese court system refuse.

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  1. Reiko Nakata Greenberg-Collins - Orange County California felony arrest warrant

    1. FBI federal felony arrest warrant for Flight to Avoid Prosecution

  2. Reiko Nakamura (Reiko Nealy) - $500,000 Arrest Warrant for parental abduction of Niko Nycole Nealy on July 13, 2005

    1. San Diego County District Attorney's Office wanted poster

    2. California State Office of Attorney General wanted poster

  3. Ryoko Uchiyama - Los Angeles California felony arrest warrant for Child Custody Deprivation of Melissa Braden on March 16, 2006

    1. FBI federal felony arrest warrant for Flight to Avoid Prosecution

    2. NCMEC family abduction poster for Melissa Braden and Ryoko Uchiyama

    3. Polly Klaas Foundation wanted poster for Ryoko Uchiyama

  4. Sachi Shimada - After mother Sachi Shimada did not return to Australia on February 5, 2005, on March 11, 2005, Brisbane Attorney General's Department issued a recovery order (p1, p2, p3, p4) allowing Australian Federal Police, State and Territory police forces and Marshals of the Family Court to take all necessary steps to recover children Anthony Obiso and Jorge Obiso.

  5. Kyoko Oda (Kyoko Weed) - Multnomah County Court issued warrant for Contempt, failure to appear for: Motion for Expedited Parenting Time Enforcement.

    1. NCMEC case for children Tiana and Takoda

    2. PolyKlass poster for Tiana and Takoda

  6. Ayako Maniwa (Ayako Wood) - wanted for child abduction under section 282 (1) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

  7. Chiharu Mori Wakao (Chiharu Kaneda) - US felony arrest warrant for child abduction on May 21, 2004

    1. NCMEC case for Marina Tiffany Kaneda

    2. Wanted for 1st Degree Custodial Interference by Honolulu Police Dept.  This is a Class C Felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

    3. Interpol fugitive listing for Chiharu Mori Wakao (Kaneda)

    4. Missing Children International case for Marina Tiffany Kaneda

    5. FBI Wanted List for Chiharu Wakao

  8. Rie Ikeda (Reiko Davidovitch) - wanted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police for child abduction on November 29, 2003

    1. Royal Canadian Mounted Police case for Rie Ikeda Davidovich and Tyler Davidovich

  9. Shoko Yamakawa (Born) - German court order regarding daughter, Nina Born, abducted in December 2002.

    1. Ordered to return daughter, under joint custody with father, to Germany.

  10. Etsuko Tanizaki (Allred) (*1) - US felony arrest warrant for child abduction on November 28, 2001

    1. NCMEC case for Etsuko and sons Christopher and Michael

    2. NCMEC case for Darren Allred (*2), co-abductor, also believed living in Japan.

    3. Etsuko Allred and Daren Allred were each charged with international parental kidnapping and aiding & abetting under US federal law (warrants issued in September 2002) and felony custodial interference under Utah state law (warrants issued in September 2002 as well).  They are also wanted on Interpol Red Notices for crimes against children.

  11. Yukiko Kishida - US felony arrest warrant for child abduction on June 24, 2001

    1. NCMEC case for Yukiko Kishida and Lachlan

    2. Missing Children International case for Lachlan

  12. Misako Ueshima - wanted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police for child abduction on February 24, 2001

    1. NCMEC case for Misako and son Alexander Wilson

    2. Our Missing Children case for Misako and Alexander Wilson

    3. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Wanted Poster for Misako Ueshima

  13. Terumi Kakiuchi - California state arrest warrant for Child Custody Deprivation [CA Penal code Section 278.5(a)] on November 13, 1999

    1. Issued by the Municipal Court of Los Angeles Judicial District, County of Los Angeles, State of California

  14. Makiko Hagino - US arrest warrant for child abduction on May 25, 1997

    1. NCMEC case for Makiko and daughter Rayna

    2. Child Search case for Rayna Rew Harris

    3. Missing Children International case for Rayna

  15. Yoko Mizuno (Benda)  - US arrest warrant for child abduction on July 21, 1995

    1. Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse posters for Ema and Mari

    2. NCMEC case for Yoko and daughters Ema and Mari

    3. Our Missing Children case for Yoko and daughters Ema and Mari Benda

  16. Nobuya Yabuta wanted for child abduction on May 25, 1995

    1. Honolulu Police Department case for Norika Ong and Katsuyo Ong

  17. Miki Miyamoto - Interpol notice for child abduction related charges on September 05, 1986. 

    1. Reportedly sentenced in absentia by a Danish/French court to 18 months in prison and a fine of 690,000 euros.

  18. (*1) US citizen of Japan ancestry.

(*2) US citizen

Anyone on this list known not to be a Japanese citizen is so noted. But the fact that non-citizens of Japanese ancestry are also being protected, shows that there is a racially discriminatory aspect to this behavior.  This may also violate the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  This list shows that Japan will not even extradite a non-Japanese citizen to the country of their citizenship.  Is Japan a country that deserves a position of responsibility at the United Nations?

More information about these and other similar cases can be found on our Personal Experiences of Parental Abduction in Japan page.   Another "Wanted List" of children being kept away from one parent by a Japanese parent can be found on our Lost Parent Pages.

Authorities For Verification

  1. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

  2. Our Missing Children

  3. Child Search

  4. Interpol

The information on this website concerns a matter of public interest, and is provided for educational and informational purposes only in order to raise public awareness of issues concerning left-behind parents. Unless otherwise indicated, the writers and translators of this website are not lawyers nor professional translators, so be sure to confirm anything important with your own lawyer.

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