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Yomiuri reports Japan to sign the Hague Convention



OK everyone - here is the article... both the Japanese version and the translation, which is a bit poor, but you will get the gist. 

English Translaion - http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/&ei=A1UqTYPIEo-WsgPJ_NnTBw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDcQ7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dyomiuri%2Bshimbun%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DwZ6%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Divns

Japanese Original - http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/politics/news/20110110-OYT1T00003.htm


The government, established by resolution rules of an international custody battle child born in marriage, "Hague Convention" for members, decided to establish sub-ministerial meeting later this month by the concerned ministries as well.

The signing of the treaty has repeatedly asked the United States are expected to have an ulterior motive to help revive the shaken U.S. relations with the U.S. Marine Corps and relocation issues.  The Democratic Party government is still cautious but are deeply rooted, with a view to studying the policy announced during the visit of the spring member Kan, official government plans to put together in March.

Over the treaty, Japan 連Re帰Ri child marriage without the permission of the Japanese parent has failed marriages, parents can seek visitation of foreigners, the Japanese legal treaty for non-members not correspond to a series of cases that get into trouble.   Western countries seek early accession of Japan, the United States in particular and they intensified the pressure to adopt a resolution calling for the House to join the government last September, is a friction between the United States.

06 (7 days time) in U.S. foreign ministerial talks in Washington, Foreign Minister seeking early accession to the Clinton Maehara, Maehara is "seriously consider" responded.  In Japan, last February, the prime minister (then) Foreign Minister, and asked for early accession to the conclusion Justice ministries.  However, the Pact, DV (domestic violence) is also expected to return to the situation under Japanese wife returned home her husband away from child-abuse, and "consensus of opinion can not" (Ministry of Justice officials ) and the cautious approach, also deep-rooted negative theory, a conclusion has been postponed.

Even within the Democratic Party in the document compiled in November last year, the Subcommittee on accession treaty, "[return quickly the child] is emphasized excessive, there are cases not in the interest of" pointing out the problems and including calls for a cautious response.


米国が再三求めてきた同条約の締結により、米軍普天間飛行場移設問題などで揺れた日米関係の立て直しの一助にする思惑があるとみられる。  政府・民主党内にはなお、慎重論が根強くあるが、菅首相の春の訪米の際に加盟方針を表明することを視野に検討を進め、3月中に政府見解をまとめる予定だ。 

同条約を巡っては、国際結婚が破綻した日本人の親が結婚相手に無断で子供を日本に連れ帰り、外国人の親が面会を求めても、日本は条約非加盟のために法的に対応できず、トラブルになる事例が相次いでいる。 欧米諸国は日本の早期加盟を求め、とくに米国は昨年9月に下院が日本政府に加盟を求める決議を採択するなど圧力を強めていて、日米間の摩擦になっている。 6日(日本時間7日)のワシントンでの日米外相会談でも、クリントン国務長官が前原外相に早期加盟を求め、前原氏は「真剣に検討する」と応じた。 

日本では昨年2月、鳩山首相(当時)が外務、法務両省に早期加盟に向けた結論を出すよう指示。 しかし、条約加盟により、DV(家庭内暴力)や虐待から逃れて子連れで帰国した日本人の妻を夫のもとに戻す事態なども想定され、「世論の合意ができていない」(法務省幹部)との慎重論、消極論も根強く、結論が先送りされてきた。 民主党内でも、同条約加盟に関する小委員会が昨年11月にまとめた文書で、「『子の迅速な返還』が過度に強調され、利益にかなっていない事例がある」と問題点を指摘するなど、慎重な対応を求める声がある。

( 2011年1月10日03時02分 02 minutes at the 3rd, January 10, 2011 読売新聞) Yomiuri Shimbun)

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