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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 is Changing by Hafu Film

Some very interesting statistics on ever-changing Japan. Be sure to check out the documentary,  Hafu. “”Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of 5 “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–and by virtue of the… Keep Reading

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JAL and H.I.S. Sued in Parental Kidnapping Case

Here is an interesting case on parental kidnapping,  “US dad sues Japan Airlines after ex-wife left with son,” that will be closely watched. A US man has sued Japan Airlines, claiming it wrongfully helped his Japanese ex-wife leave the United States with their son, despite court orders that the child remain in California. Scott Sawyer… Keep Reading

Foreign Salaryman: Getting Married in Japan

I am a longtime reader of “The Adventures of a Foreign Salaryman in Tokyo” and would like to share his experience and amusing commentary of jumping over the broom, a.k.a. tying the knot, in Japan. As discussed on Global Voices Online: “Since autumn of last year, in Japan, a new term has been floating in… Keep Reading

Do Japanese Women Make Better Wives?

That was the question posed by Jet Magazine in 1953. Many know that the most tenacious form of legal segregation in the United States (US), the banning of interracial marriage, was not fully lifted until the last anti-miscegenation laws were struck down in 1967 by the Supreme Court ruling in Loving v. Virginia. At that time, inter-racial… Keep Reading

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