The understanding that taking and abducting children is domestic violence is increasing.

The understanding that “taking and abducting” children is domestic violence is increasing nationwide. To date, there are 45 such local governments in Japan. I was inspired by Tomoshi Sakka and Tamayo Ohmura’s article to curate this list.

“abducting a child”, “obstructing child visitation”, “using children”, etc. (8 local governments)

Prefectures (2)

  1. Miyagi Prefecture: Frowning on when a child gets along well with you
  2. Tokyo Metropolis: Restricting relations with family

Municipalities (6)

  1. Isahaya City: Threatening with a child
  2. Hirakata City: Trying to take a child / Frowning on when a child gets along well with you
  3. Nonoichi City: Defaming you in front of your child
  4. Anan City: Using a child to control the victim
  5. Niiza City: Abducting a child
  6. Handa City: Not letting you/child meet friends and family

“Threatening to take a child”, etc. (8 local governments)

Prefectures (1)

  1. Fukushima Prefecture

Municipalities (7)

  1. Naha City
  2. Tagawa City
  3. Itoshima City
  4. Sabae City
  5. Fukuchi City
  6. Shiroishi Town
  7. Ikeda Town

“Trying to take a child”, etc. (4 local governments)

Municipalities (4)

  1. Osaka Sayama City
  2. Toyonaka City
  3. Kobe City
  4. Habikino City

“Taking a child”, etc. (25 local governments)

Prefectures (5)

  1. Ishikawa Prefecture
  2. Miyazaki Prefecture
  3. Shiga Prefecture
  4. Chiba Prefecture
  5. Gunma Prefecture: “Unjustly taking a child”

Municipalities (21, 1 duplicate)

  1. Kanoya City: “Taking and alienating a child”
  2. Takarazuka City
  3. Kobe City
  4. Misato City
  5. Tanabe City
  6. Warabi City
  7. Kirishima City
  8. Kitamoto City
  9. Takasago City
  10. Yachimata City
  11. Koriyama City
  12. Ibaraki City
  13. Komatsu City
  14. Uto City
  15. Yashio City
  16. Kazo City
  17. Fujimi City
  18. Ohtawara City
  19. Nabari City
  20. Yokkaichi City
  21. Ogawa Town
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