Japan to sign child abduction treaty
- Published: 19 Jan 2013 at 10.45
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Japan's foreign minister said his country's new government would sign a treaty on child abductions, addressing one of the few rifts in relations with its main ally the United States.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speak to the press following talks at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2013. Kishida said his country's new government would sign a treaty on child abductions, addressing one of the few rifts in relations with its main ally, the US.
Japan has not signed or ratified the 1980 Hague Convention, which requires the return of wrongfully held children to the countries where they usually live, but a previous left-leaning government had said it planned to do so.
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