Category Archives: child safety

Self-reliance starts young


Two weeks ago, my daughter graduated nursery school. Last week, my grandmother passed away (my daughter’s great-grandmother). Today, my daughter walked to elementary school for the first time. And the cycle continues… This is cherry blossom (sakura) season in Japan, … Continue reading

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Taking Leave: 2015 in review


Taking Leave: 2015 in Review! Continue reading

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The barriers go down…with the past…


The smiling bear stickers that adorned the walls of the barricade are long gone, sacrificial victims to an eager child’s exploring hands. But my kids loved these things. Continue reading

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More updates on Amazon Japan’s child porn and abuse images


I previously posted in October about the child abuse images and pornographic materials being openly sold on Amazon (also on Rakuten and Tsutaya). An online protest was started shortly thereafter, and Amazon Japan responded by (partly) removing the most offensive items. … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Amazon Japan offices raided


The Asahi Shinbun is reporting that on Friday, January 23, 2015, Japanese police raided the offices of Amazon Japan on suspicion of violating anti-pornography laws. This web site reported on the illegal sales of child abuse images back in October 2014, when decrying … Continue reading

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Cultural relativism? Hardly. It’s the LAW


“This is not an “it’s OK, it’s Japan, it’s a different culture” issue. It is a violation of an international treaty signed by Japan… Continue reading

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An open letter to Amazon Japan: Stop selling child pornography


Until Amazon Japan removes “candy doll collection” products from its web site, I will not buy any products at any Amazon web sites…Remove these products. Now. Continue reading

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