BAC Home members and supporters fought the cold and protested outside the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about Japan being an abduction haven. Japan is a black hole for international child abduction because once children are taken they are never returned.
TOKYO — The Japanese government set up a task force Tuesday to examine whether to join an international convention on child custody disputes.
The move came as the French Senate adopted a resolution by an overwhelming majority urging Japan to promptly join the 1980 Hague Convention to help resolve cases in which foreign parents are prevented from seeing their children in Japan following failed marriages with Japanese nationals.
Tokyo (CNN) — Parents torn apart from their children protested in Tokyo on Sunday, calling on the Japanese government to sign an international treaty that would reunite them with their sons and daughters.
“Stop parental child abduction,” the parents cried. “Sign the Hague Convention.”
The government has decided to set up a council to weigh joining the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which pertains to disputes over parents’ custodial rights to children born in international marriages, sources said.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
January 6, 2011
It is a great pleasure once again to be hosting my colleague and counterpart, Foreign Minister Maehara. Mr. Minister, I am looking forward to the 2+2 meeting with Secretary Gates and your Minister of Defense in the coming months, and I am delighted that we will host Prime Minister Kan on his official visit to the United States this spring.