Every Child

Has Two Parents


Legal Abduction To Japan (Forced Retention of Children and Transport To Japan)

In cases, where a custody order has not been issued by another country, a Japanese parent may make a visit to Japan with the child and simply retain the child in Japan, without the other parent's approval.  This is in violation of the child's right to its habitual country of residence and is possible only because Japan has not signed xxxx and does not honor court orders from other countries.  The result is often that the left-behind parent goes to court in their home country to get legal custody.  From then, this problem becomes similar to the "Child Abductions to Japan" and we hence refer to this situation as "Legal Abduction To Japan."

Solutions We Want To See



  1. TBD

The information on this website concerns a matter of public interest, and is provided for educational and informational purposes only in order to raise public awareness of issues concerning left-behind parents. Unless otherwise indicated, the writers and translators of this website are not lawyers nor professional translators, so be sure to confirm anything important with your own lawyer.

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