In a new article, Kyoko Hasegawa writing for Agence France Presse looks at donor conceived persons’ concerns around the world, including in Japan:
…Mari Saimura, a professor at Tezukayama University, is among those who are calling for Japan to establish laws on the issue.
There has been little progress on the issue in Japan since a decade-old government report recommended rules guaranteeing information about donor parents and notifying children of their parentage early on, she said.
For Kato, his paternal roots remain a mystery.
“I’ve never forgotten about my biological father. I always carry a list of potential donors, which is a sort of talisman to me,” he said.