Japan, the only country in the Group of 8 industrialized nations that doesn’t abide by the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, has returned a girl to her father in Chicago.
It was truly a matter of constant vigilance by the father, good luck, and an alert Immigration official that created enough pressure on the mother to agree to send the daughter back to her father.
In the world of International Child Custody, those cases involving Japan have been lost causes to date. This case was a fluke and should not be considered a standard practice, but it does show that constant work and hope MAY pay off sometimes.
Read the article here.