European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

National Jul 9, 2020

European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday urging Japan to improve its child custody rules, under which European parents in Japan have little recourse in the event of domestic child abduction by a Japanese spouse. Members of the parliament are "concerned over the high number ...

Solidarity amid global challenges

World May 14, 2020

Solidarity amid global challenges

by Patricia Flor

It is a great pleasure and honor to address readers of The Japan Times on Europe Day. The day is especially significant this year, as it marks the 70th anniversary of the call by then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman to create a European ...

Business Nov 6, 2018

Cabinet sends Japan-EU free trade pact to the Diet

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to ratify a massive free trade agreement with the European Union. The Abe administration hopes to gain Diet approval during the current extraordinary session through Dec. 10 to complete domestic procedures by the end of the year. If the ...