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Information and news on Japanese law, Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and crimes and punishments in Japan.

Cunning Linguistics and the Japanese Constitution

In response to an article in the Japan Times and as a follow-up to my post and discussion on Japan's remilitarization, the information below is presented to further discuss or argue over Japan’s right to collective self-defense. Keep Reading

Parental Kidnapping Treaty in Effect for Japan

Via the Stars & Stripes – Pacific: A treaty aimed a preventing cross-border parental kidnapping takes effect Tuesday in Japan after years of pressure from the international community. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction — which was first ratified in 1980 — requires a parent who flees with a child… Keep Reading

Japan Signs Hague Convention: Will it Stop International Child Abduction?

FINALLY! Japan has taken steps to address what has become more than a “gaijin” problem. By the way, in Japan: “The Civil Code awards custody over children to only one parent, invariably to the mother, after divorce. This often means parents who do not win custody can no longer see their children when custodial partners refuse.”… Keep Reading

Human Trafficking in Japan

Via Polaris Project Japan: “Hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked to and within Japan.  Many are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation.  Because of threat/manipulation, the victims of trafficking often don’t realize their own situation. To report information about a potential human trafficking situation please call the Polaris Project Japan Hotline :0120-879-871 Call… Keep Reading

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