The Hague in Japan Nov27


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The Hague in Japan

Friday, Nov 27. 6:00pm-8:00pm. UBC Robson Square Room 180. Free of charge.

Japan’s Ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Its Implications

When one parent returns back to Japan with his/ her child after divorce without consent of the other parent, this conduct could be viewed as child abduction. Until recently, however, there was no way to force the child to return back to his/her original place of residence once the child entered Japan. Now with the ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction, Japan will be required to return the child back to his/her original place of residence. What is the background for this ratification? What has changed? We hope to explore the significance of this recent development and provide essential information to the Japanese community here in Vancouver.


Yuta Yamasaki, LL.B. Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs  (via videolink)

Ai Kuroda, LL.B. Kuboi Law Office

Yuki Matsuo, LL.B.  Family Law Mediator

Yuji Matson, LL.M. DLA Piper

Shige Matsui, LL.D. Professor, UBC Faculty of Law

All who are interested in child custody issues in British Columbia and Japan are most welcome to attend this event.