Foreign mothers fight for children's futures


07-20-2005, 10:26 PM

Rosanna Tapiru’s problems really began shortly after her arrival in Japan. She came here from the Philippines to make and save money, but her dreams of a better life for her family were, she says, “washed away” when her partner, who remained in the Philippines, left her for another woman.

Forced to move on, she sought to rebuild her life – and hopes for a family – in Japan. “Such a simple dream,” she exclaims, though turning it into reality has proved to be next to impossible.

A group of Filipinas challenge Japan’s Nationality Law to secure Japanese citizenship for their children. It would be interesting how would this turn out. From Japan Times (


07-21-2005, 12:35 AM

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