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Oyako Net Demonstration in Nishinomiya to push for joint custody


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On July 26th parents and grandparents of Oyakonet-Kansai gathered in Nishinomiya, Japan to raise awareness about joint custody. They collected signatures from citizens who support joint custody. The city officials in Nishinomiya are the first (to my knowledge) to request to the Diet Members and the government of Japan to pass a law making joint custody possible. This is hopeful news for left behind parents. Hopefully many other city governments all over Japan will make the same request. Currently, Japan is the only G-7 nation that does not recognize joint custody and they are also the only G-7 nation that has not signed the Hague Convention on International Child abduction.