Hatoyama publicly pushing the Hague Convention

February 26, 2010

More articles indicating that Prime Minister Hatoyama is publicly encouraging his government to consider joining the Hague Convention:

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100226a6.html

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/169740/japan-says-willing-to-sign-treaty-on-child-abduction

http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstStory/index.php?storyid=487403

http://www.asahi.com/politics/update/0225/TKY201002250527.html

While this is good news, and shows that Japan is finally publicly acknowledging that there is a problem, it is even more important that the Japanese government address the currently outstanding cases of international child abduction, which number in the hundreds, if not thousands.

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