Jun 6, 2011

Child abduction convention

The Kan Cabinet on May 20 endorsed a policy of Japan joining the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which sets procedures for settling cross-border child custody disputes. The administration hopes to submit related bills and a request for ...

May 24, 2011

Japan's GDP takes a hit

The Cabinet Office on May 19 said that Japan’s gross domestic product in real terms in the January-March period declined 0.9 percent from the October-December period in 2010 or an annualized 3.7 percent, marking negative growth in two consecutive quarters. GDP in nominal terms, ...