Japanese Prosecutors Finally Relent in International Child Custody Case Against US Father

Aug 8, 2012 by

Prosecutors in Japan have dropped the case against an American man arrested after he snatched his children from his ex-wife in her home country of Japan. An official with the Japanese Prosecutors Office said the department decided to abandon the case because the father’s intent was only to see his children. United States citizen Christopher Savoie, claimed his ex-wife Noriko Savoie had violated a U.S. court custody decision by taking the children from Franklin, Tennessee, to her home in...

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Tripling Divorce Parties

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although divorce has generally been considered a social taboo in Japan, the weakened economy there has been taking a toll on marriage relationships in that country and the number of divorces has definitely been on the rise. Along with the growing rate of divorce in Japan came the idea for divorce celebration ceremonies where couples celebrate their divorces as a more positive way to end a marriage than a typically depressing divorce hearing in a courtroom. Now, following the March earthquake...

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Divorce, Families & Dollars

Aug 8, 2012 by

People in the United States know that divorce and children can both be expensive propositions. And now that the current economic downturn appears to be a lasting recession, people don’t seem to have much money to spend on either. The trend for people to hold off getting divorced during this recession was already evident. Now, recent numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics show that the U.S. birth rate has fallen to its lowest level since records have been...

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Celebrating Your Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Weddings are always gala affairs, why not celebrate divorces too? Even though divorce is generally considered taboo in Japan, a weak economy is taking a toll on relationships in that country and the number of divorces is on the rise. A Japanese businessman, Hiroki Terai, came up with the idea for divorce celebration ceremonies when he recognized an opportunity in the growing number of divorces. Terai felt there was a need to create a more positive way for people to end a marriage than the...

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Dad’s Custody Dilemma

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Tennessee man who was arrested in Japan after trying to get back his own abducted children back has been awarded $6.1 million from his ex-wife in U.S. courts. The record award stems from an incident where Christopher Savoie’s Japanese ex-wife, Noriko Esaki Savoie, left Tennessee with her two young children to live permanently in Japan even though her American husband had joint custody rights. After Noriko Savoie moved the children to Japan, a Williamson County court gave her husband...

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