Japan moved one step closer to adopting a long-delayed treaty on child abductions on Friday when the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave its approval, a government spokesman said.
In this file photo, US President Barack Obama is seen greeting Japan's PM Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2013. Japan moved one step closer to adopting a long-delayed treaty on child abductions on Friday when the cabinet of Abe gave its approval. Last month, when Abe visited Obama, he promised that Tokyo would join the treaty.
Japan is the only member of the Group of Eight major industrialised nations that has not joined the 1980 Hague Convention, which requires children be returned to their usual country of residence if they are snatched during the collapse of an international marriage.
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