I have seen several articles recently reporting how difficult it can be to retrieve a child who has been abducted by a parent to Japan. See, for example, a page at the U.S. Department of state website here and The International Family Law BIog here and here. I recently came across Japan Children’s Rights Network that is filled with information I would like to have on hand when and if this issue ever arises. It is not written by lawyers, but these passionate advocates have done a nice job accumulating information. You can later find the site, too, in the “International” category.