Saturday, August 14, 2010

Japan has bowed to global pressure to end the parental abductions of children from broken international marriages, a report said Saturday...

...Tokyo has decided to ratify the treaty, the Kyodo news agency said, but will not sign up immediately as it needs time to bring its domestic laws in line with those of other signatory nations. Times of India Dead Link. Try the Japan Times here.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the original Kyodo report yet. The question now, assuming the report is correct, is how much time it will take to bring Japanese laws in line with the rest.


  1. Couldn't get to the page you linked. I'm curious if this means Japan will be bound by the Hague Convention.

  2. Sorry so late in getting to comments. If you haven't seen it yet, the Japan Times had an article here:

    Yes, I meant the Hague Convention of Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, so whenever it is ratified, they country would be technically bound by it. But I get the impression that none of this will happen anytime soon.