Every Child

Has Two Parents


Marie-Claude Malboeuf

La Presse  


Bruce Gherbetti's three daughters grew up in Vancouver. 20 months ago, their mother fled with them and took them to her country of origin Japan. Iwaki City, 45 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, now severely damaged. In 2009, Mr. Gherbetti was already destroyed by the abduction. It is now death anxiety. The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs reached his ex-brother-in-law, who said that children were "fine", their house was spared by the tsunami.

"I had five seconds of relief on hearing this, but the nightmare was soon resumed, he told us in tears. How can I believe they are fine when the plant could explode and they are exposed to radiation leaks? If we do not get them out of there they will certainly get cancer one day."

According to Eric Kalmus, of The Japan Children's Rights Network, another resident of British Columbia has just taken advantage of the chaos that followed the tsunami to "recover" his child. He returned with him two weeks ago, and he is not alone in his case, he assures.

The American Association Bring Abducted Children Home in turn has posted on its website the names of fifteen abducted children living in areas currently affected and who remain unaccounted for.


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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