France issues arrest warrant over Japan ‘parental kidnap’


Officials in France have issued an international arrest warrant for a Japanese woman accused of keeping her two children from their French father, AFP news agency reports. The case has revived debate about “parental kidnapping” in Japan, where there is no concept of shared custody. Vincent Fichot says his wife disappeared from the family home in Tokyo with their two children three years ago. He has not seen his children since. France has now issued a warrant over allegations including parental abduction, the AFP news agency reports. Mr Fichot made international headlines when he staged a three-week hunger strike during the Tokyo Olympics this year to draw attention to the issue.(BBC)…[+]