For those following international parental kidnapping and child custody cases involving Japan, here is some news that you can use:
[Via the American Embassy Tokyo] “The United States Embassy was encouraged by the Government of Japan’s announcement last May of its intention to join the Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction. We continue to urge Japan to advance their Hague Convention ratification process as quickly as possible and to implement legislation as close as possible to widely accepted world standards.
We are pleased to report that the Government of Japan opened a public comment period concerning the implementing legislation to accede to the Hague Convention. General details in English are on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) website athttp://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/announce/2011/9/0930_01.html. Comments, which must be in Japanese, can be submitted via this portal: http://search.e-gov.go.jp/servlet/Public. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011.”
Previous BT posts on Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction can be found here.