Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Child Custody Laws in Japan

From CNN:

Bowing to intense international pressure, Japan has taken a step closer to changing its international child custody policies.

The Japanese Cabinet on Friday approved a plan that would bring the country's laws in line with the Hague convention on international child abduction, according to Prime Minister Naoto Kan's office.

The plan basically requires an overhaul of Japan's family law system. It would put the Foreign Ministry in charge of the cases related to international child abduction, including finding abducted children, taking measures to prevent child abuse and advising parents on the voluntary return of children, according to a statement from Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

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The rest of the civilized nations of the world adopted the Hague Convention either in whole or in part a long time ago...it's about time that Japan's cabinet stepped up and made the upgrade as well.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce | Jun 5, 2011 7:39:50 PM

The rest of the civilized nations of the world adopted the Hague Convention either in whole or in part a long time ago...it's about time that Japan's cabinet stepped up and made the upgrade as well.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce | Jun 5, 2011 7:39:50 PM

They are very high-tech, know to live in present modern era. But I wonder why they are so much backward in applying civil laws.

Posted by: Houston Child Custody Attorney | Jun 7, 2011 2:10:44 AM

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