Email By North Asia correspondent Jake Sturmer and Yumi Asada in Tokyo Posted January 16, 2020 02:24:13 Photo: Australian journalist Scott McIntyre said he has made numerous requests to see his children. (ABC News: Yumi Asada) Related Story: Scott McIntyre sues SBS over sacking for Anzac Day tweets Related Story: ‘What ifs’ haunt Sally Faulkner in child abduction aftermath Related Story: What happens to children involved in parental abductions? Map: Japan An Australian man detained for more than 40 days and convicted of illegally entering an apartment building in Tokyo said he was trying to find out the location of his children, who were taken by their Japanese mother. Key points:Mr McIntyre has not seen his children since May last yearHe trespassed into the common area of his estranged in-laws’ apartment complexHe received a six-month jail sentence suspended for three years The case has drawn wide attention to the difficulties in Japan faced by parents who lose access to their children after their partners take them away.While the family was living in Tokyo in May last year, Scott McIntyre’s wife told him she was taking the children to stay with their grandparents.The 46 year-old has not seen them since.The children… Read full this story
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