Dec 6, 2014

Second batch of children leaves Japan under Hague pact

Two children brought to Japan by their Japanese mother returned to their home in Canada last month under a treaty settling cross-border custody disputes, Foreign Ministry officials said. It was the second departure of children from Japan under the 1980 Hague Convention on the ...

Child abduction agreement too late for many parents

Apr 4, 2014

Child abduction agreement too late for many parents

by Tomohiro Osaki

To some parents, Japan’s official entry Tuesday into the Hague convention on cross-border child abductions doesn’t represent the light at the end of the tunnel, but the arrival of more obstacles in the prolonged effort to retrieve their children, experts say. The Hague Convention ...

Apr 1, 2014

American fathers urge compliance

A group of U.S. fathers urged Japan on Monday to comply with the international convention for settling cross-border child custody disputes and help them and other American parents reunite with their children living in Japan. The fathers and their supporters, including a veteran congressman, ...