Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Japan Urged to Sign 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Experts and parents urged Japan to signed the 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction at a forum in Tokyo last week. They argued that the Convention will protect children from International custody battles. The convention, so far ratified by 75 countries, says any child removed from country by a parent without the other parent's permission must be returned, and the custody resolved in the original country. Satoshi Watanabe, a law professor at Kyoto's Ritsumeikan University, said Japan should be cautious in accepting the Hague Convention because the Japanese legal system works on very different assumptions from those underlying the international agreement. Source: Mainichi Daily News, For more information, please click here (last visited December 7, 2005, reo).

Custody (parenting plans) | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Japan Urged to Sign 1980 Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction:


Of course professor Watanabe wants Japan to delay signing the Hague Convention Treaty , the entire hipocracy of their double standard will be revealed if they did sign .
They demand justice for the 13 Megumi Yokota kidnappings from North Korea , but refuse to return even one child kidnapped from any other country to Japan by a Japanese citizen . There are between 120 and 250 children kidnapped to Japan every year and not one has ever been returned ! They refuse to honor any other countries pre-existing court orders . And they refuse to extradite Japanese citizens with arrest warrents for kidnapping in other countries (check the FBI most wanted pages ) but Watanabe is soon to be out dated .... many sweeping social changes are already headed for the masses in Japan , such as divorce ...literally 4or 5 years ago , divorce was almost unheard of in Japan , but it is becoming more and more widespread in Japan every day . If Japan wants to be considered a participant in the global community of the world , they will have to return the children FIRST . Until then , they look like a 3rd world country trying to steal American and other children , while hiding behind a big mask .
Boycott Japanese products ! Do not support their business' , and tell everyone you know how Japan has become the worlds haven for international child abduction .

Posted by: patrick | Sep 20, 2006 11:42:59 PM

Post a comment