JP Gov to join Hague Convention by the end of this year, “Children to be taken back to Japan”

Japanese government plans to join Hague Convention (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [Wikipedia]) by the end of 2013.

Plenary session of House of Councilors unanimously passed the relevant laws on 6/12/2013. Japanese government had already accepted the treaty this May.

Japan has been taking the steps to join the Convention since May 2011, when was 2 months after 311.

Under this newly accepted rule, it becomes impossible for a parent to take his/her children (under 16 y.o) out of Japan without the approval from the other parent. The children are to be taken back to Japan regardless of the children’s benefit to stay abroad.



Whatever TV says, 1 + 1 = 2.


Français :

Le gouvernement nippon rejoint la Convention de La Haye d’ici la fin de l’année : “Les enfants devront revenir au Japon”


Le gouvernement japonais prévoit de participer à la Convention de La Haye sur les aspects civils de l’enlèvement international d’enfants, de 1980 [cf. Wikipedia-fr] fin 2013.

La session plénière de la Chambre des Conseillers du 12 juin 2013 a voté à l’unanimité les lois appropriées. Le gouvernement japonais a déjà signé le traité en mai dernier.
Le Japon avait commencé les démarches pour rejoindre cette Convention en mai 2011, 2 mois après le 11-3.
Selon ces nouvelles lois adoptées, il devient impossible à un parent d’emporter un de ses enfants (de moins de 16 ans) en dehors du Japon sans l’aval de l’autre parent. Les enfants devront être ramenés au Japon sans tenir compte de leur intérêt à rester à l’étranger.

Quoi que dise la télé, 1 + 1 = 2.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


June 2013