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Regarding the Oct. 3 article Savoie’s lawyer says he deserves leniency“: I hope readers of The Japan Times don’t make the mistake of thinking that all Americans support Christopher Savoie. He chose to leave his family, and his wife was left to pick up the pieces in a foreign country.

She was certainly within her rights to take the children back to their homeland in Japan, where she had the support of family. The judge who gave custody of the children to Christopher Savoie in Tennessee was absolutely wrong. Noriko and the children deserve justice. She should keep her children, and he should stay in jail.

shari greenlee