Japan/war baby


QUESTION: My Australian father was in the Occupation forces in Japan WWII and fathered a child. I would like to find my sibling but have no idea where to start. Are you able to suggest where to start looking? Thank you

ANSWER: Dear Julie,

Sorry for the late reply.  I am working at an investigation firm in
Tokyo that offers this search service.

What information do you have of where your father had this child?


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QUESTION: Thankyou Daniel. I am waiting for the Australian Archives to release my fathers Service record to establish exactly where he was based in Japan, so far I know it was in the Hiroshima Prefecture at either Fukuyama or Onomichi.

Dear Julie,

We need the following information.

1. Full name of your sibling or the mother
2. Date of Birth of sibling or mother
3. Past Addresses of sibling or mother  

Of course, it would seem that if you have the above information,
you would be able to acquire the information to find him/her yourself.
Otherwise, the effort that you will put into finding your sibling
will be quite difficult because of the nature of Japanese people
and the lack of data resources from WWII.

Do you have pictures or letters from the woman who had this child?

Do you have a name of the woman who had this child?

Starting from the father's Service record
and where he was stationed without any other information
will be a nearly impossible engagement.

The only other way would be to go to the neighborhood where he
was stationed or lived and ask around.  This was a long time ago...



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I have lived and worked here for 18 years, mainly in the mgt. consulting field. I can coach you on matters concerning business, life or Japanese martial arts. I work for a risk management consulting firm and I have my own coaching company. If you have a missing person search or you would like to find your Japanese parent please don't hesitate to contact me. I will also do translation jobs. Though, it is not free...


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