US Japan Child Custody

May 20, 2011 - 1:58 AM
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2010 file photo, Rep. Chris Smith, center, R-N.J. with relatives of American children abducted to Japan, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, calling for swift passage of a resolution on child abduction to Japan. Japan has taken the first step toward joining an international child custody convention Thursday, May 19, 2011 amid foreign pressure on Tokyo to revise a policy some say allows Japanese mothers to too easily take their children away from foreign fathers. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)