Japan Signs On To Hague Convention

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Final approval came through in Japan this week for the country’s adoption of the Hague Convention, an international treaty that is designed to settle cross-border disputes over the custody of children.  The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed a decision by both houses of parliament last year to sign the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The convention will take effect in Japan on April 1, 2014.  The United States became a signatory to the HC in 1988.

Wikipedia has a pretty good overview article on the HC if you would like to check it out.

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  1. Japan signed on to the Hague Convention. Yet, Japan has changed some of the promised agreements when they decided to accede to the Hague Convention. The Loopholes within the Law has many foreigners calling it the Vague Convention.

    Many parents have been denied access and MOFA has put up many barriers for Parents who live in Japan to see their children. Japan plans on not helping foreigners living in Japan who have lost contact with their children. Does this make any sense? Few things do in Japans Politics.

    Tim Johnston Japan
    Kai Endo Japan

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