Kaitlan Melone

Japan Removed from Hague Convention Blacklist Despite Rampant Violations

Japan Removed from Hague Convention Blacklist Despite Rampant Violations

In an annual report released last week, the U.S. State Department removed Japan from its list of countries deemed non-compliant with the Hague Convention on cross-border parental child abduction. Even though Japan was removed from this Blacklist, child kidnappings in this country still remain rampant.

The Hague Conventions refer to a large number of International Laws, but one Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was created to return absconded children to their home of origin.

Labor Law Update 4.1

Labor Law Reform

As of April 1st, Japanese labor laws have changed. In 2018, Japan passed “The Work Style Reform Bill”. This Bill (now Law) amends eight laws (including the Labor Standards Act (LSA)) and the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA). Prime Minister Abe has been pushing hard to address the job shortage concerns (i.e. immigration law …

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