There has been significant media coverage of the case of an American father who was arrested in Japan after he took his children from their Japanese mother as she was walking the children to school.  The father’s story has gotten more attention in the U.S., but a pair of stories by the Associated Press this week focus first on his story (“American Arrested in Japan for Snatching Own Kids“) and then her story (“Friend: Japanese Woman Who Took Kids Felt Trapped“).  This brings the long-standing concern over Japan’s failure to ratify the Hague Child Abduction Convention back into the news; in the meantime the father remains in police custody in Japan.