Former men’s national table tennis player for Taiwan, Chiang Hung-Chieh, held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on July 27, tearfully appealing to Ai Fukuhara to hand over her eldest son, whom she brought back to Japan from Taiwan, because the Tokyo Family Court has issued a “temporary restraining order” ordering Fukuhara’s side to hand him over.
Attending Jiang’s press conference was lawyer Aiko Ohbuchi, once popular for her variety shows. Attorney Obuchi mentioned the possibility of filing criminal charges against Fukuhara for kidnapping a minor if he does not agree to hand over his son.
The two opted for joint custody, which is not allowed in Japan, and the children continued to live in Taiwan after the divorce. Before the divorce, Fukuhara was reported to have had an affair back home in Japan, and after the divorce she continued to live together with the adulterer in Japan in a million-dollar apartment, driving a Rolls Royce with a chauffeur, and living a lavish lifestyle.
She also reportedly lived a lavish life in Japan, living together with the adulterer in a billion-dollar mansion and driving a Rolls Royce. However, since he has not been handed over to the authorities at all, we had to hold this press conference. It is truly a quagmire,” said a person involved in a wide-ranging TV show.
Fukuhara also issued a statement with his lawyer. He claimed that the current trial by the Tokyo Family Court is only a first instance trial, and that no final decision has been made. He also accused Jiang of ignoring the order of the Taiwanese court, which requested consideration for the child.
Kazu Laser of the comedy duo Maple Chogokin, who appeared on the “Mezamashi 8” (Fuji TV) broadcast on the 28th, responded to this,
Mr. Fukuhara wants us to follow the instructions of the Taiwanese court, but you yourself are now in a situation where you are not following the instructions of the Japanese judiciary,” he said. I feel very uncomfortable about that.
I think it would be difficult for the court to accept a petition for the designation of custody or a presentation if he does not follow the instructions of the Japanese judiciary.
Attorney Hayato Tamura, who was on the program, said
Attorney Hayato Tamura, who was on the program, said, “You are right. The court will be ‘cold’ to those who do not follow the procedures.
He said that Fukuhara’s position was not good.
Some people on the Internet also commented on Fukuhara’s case.
If you look at the timeline, it’s really just a kidnapping…how does the eldest daughter feel…?
Ai Fukuhara, you should realize that you are strangling yourself. If I were her husband, I would never forgive her and I would never trust her.
Ai Fukuhara is the worst. I feel so sorry for Ai and their child.
On the other hand, there are many who sympathize with Jiang.
If she is indeed criminally accused of kidnapping a minor, it will further harm her eldest son, and if she is convicted, the statutory penalty is imprisonment of not less than three months and not more than seven years. Since you have joint custody, it would be untenable to simply disobey the law and not return your eldest son, even though you are legally promised that you can see him again at any time even if you return him.
If I were to face criminal charges, I would no longer be able to do any public appearances or work related to table tennis. He will have no choice but to live in China, where there are many sponsors. ……” (reporter from a national newspaper)
It is understandable that both parties do not want to be separated from their beloved children, but shouldn’t they follow the rules that have been set for the sake of their children – and their children’s children?
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