Friday, November 19, 2010
Unfortunately, Japan is a notorious country for parental abductors. It never signed the Hague Abduction Convention, which provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted from one member nation to another. And there is no sign for Japan to change their civil codes to allow for joint custody or visitation rights of the left-behind parent. Japan has become known to be a safe haven for parental child kidnappers and do not recognize foreign custody rulings.