Multi-Nation Demarche Calls for Japan to Ratify the Hague Convention

Oct. 25 - On Oct. 22, Ambassador John Roos (second from left) and the Ambassadors to Japan of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand, and the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, the Deputy Heads of Mission of Spain, and the United Kingdom, and the Political Counselor of France, called on Minister of Justice Minoru Yanagida to express their concerns over the increase of international parental child abduction cases involving Japan that affect their nationals as well as Japanese citizens, and to urge Japan to ratify the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. [Joint Press Statement]