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 ...

Jul 16, 2013

Hague pact 'too late' for divorcee

by Saori Miyagawa

For one Japanese mother long separated from her children after the failure of an international marriage, the Diet’s expected ratification of an international treaty to help settle cross-border child custody disputes arouses mixed feelings. “Personally, it’s too late for me, but I feel we’ve ...