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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 to Sign Hague Convention on Parental Kidnapping… Finally!

Although this is good news, let’s see if Japan actually follows through by not only enforcing the law but punishing those Japanese Nationals that kidnap their children during custody disputes or when joint or sole custody has been awarded to the former-spouse. Japan’s foreign minister said Friday that the new government would sign a treaty… Keep Reading

Japan Opens Comment Period Regarding Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction

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… Keep Reading

Black Tokyo on the relationship between Asians and African Americans

Catch the conversation on the relationship between Asians and African Americans, Blasian kids, the group Hiroshima and more via Blog Talk Radio. What’s your take? Your comments are welcome! Featured guests: Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com; Jackie Penn, actor; Onica Cupido, Editor, Euphoria Luv; Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ. Listen to internet radio with SundayMorning… Keep Reading

Free Legal Counseling for Foreigners on October 22, 2011

On Saturday, October 22, 2011from 1 pm-4 pm, the Kanto Federation of Bar Associations, the Tokyo Bar Association, the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association, and the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association are sponsoring an afternoon of free legal counseling at Ichiben Hall, 12th floor, Bar Associations Building (1-1-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). Free legal advice will be offered… Keep Reading

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