Protect my rights as a parent in Japan

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  • When I gave birth to my second child everything was fine till 3 months post partum. I was tired and I was sad because I was like I was being controlled by my husband  (without going into to much detail about or marital relations) . I had not taken one moment for myself in a little more than two years.... I  believed i had developed mild post partum depression  8 months ago,  I was also extremely exhausted and the main focus on my therapy was to take care of my own needs.  I sought treatment  and after 1 month of therapy I was ok (granted I had work to do with my daughter in person) when I came home my husband had hired two nannies and wouldn’t let me sleep with her her all the time, i also felt uncomfortable bc the nanny’s ONLY took care of my daughter. I had to do all the cooking, cleaning and take care of my son bc my husband would mostly be busy .... I begged and pleaded for him to get rid of the nannies who where doing MY job and he didn’t feel comfortable, yet was upset bc I wasn’t paying for them. He would let my son be with me for as long as I wanted but I could only see my daughter for no longer than 3 hours a day. It really depended on what he wanted as he believed he had custody of the children. Because I had left for a month to help myself.  This whole time he never supported my post partum depression and I believe is using it against me,  He locked me out of the house and at that point decided to file for custody and relocation yesterday and since I hired a lawyer he hasn’t let me c the kids as much as I am legally allowed. There is a big stigma on post partum depression and I believe it’s totally normal, especially when raising two under two with no emotional support from your spouse living so far away from you’re family, we r in Tokyo they are in LA. He recently revoked my Japanese dependent visa as I was a housewife and not working, I will have to leave japan in 30 days so we are trying to expedite the case. I hope this petition can not only help me see my daughter more as she is 10 1/2 months old and I feel guilty for missing and not being apart of her life as a baby. I gave up my job to be a mum and now my kids are being raised by two nannies while I sit at home and “twiddle my thumbs ” I hope my case can bring awareness and create less of a stigma on women going through the same thing. This petition has reached more people than I imagined and I hope more of you can speak up in the comment section about my interaction with Finn or both kids if you have seen it! Thank you guys so much. please continue to follow the case by reading my updates

 here are some external links about mental health issues in japan...

my lawyer wont even bring up my post partum depression. im so confused.

somehow my husband is allowed to do what he wants like take the kids out of school for no reason but i cannot. WHY!

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639118/

https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ps.201200518

 

 

 

 



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