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Japan parliament approves child abduction treaty

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Japan's parliament on Wednesday approved an international treaty on child abductions after decades of pressure from the United States and other Western nations. 

A road sign for drivers to pay attention for children is pictured near an elementary school in Tokyo on January 18, 2011. Japan's parliament on Wednesday approved an international treaty on child abductions after decades of pressure from the United States and other Western nations.

Japan is the only member of the Group of Eight major industrialised nations that has not ratified the 1980 Hague Convention, which requires nations to return snatched children to the countries where they usually reside.

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