The Hague Convention (Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction) 

February 5, 2021

1. The Central Authority

  • Hague Convention Division, Consular Affairs Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Address:〒100-8919
  • Kasumigaseki 2-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Telephone Number:03-5501-8466
  • Open on Weekdays 9:00-17:00 (except 12:30-13:30)
  • URL:https://www.mofa.go.jp/index.html
  • Email Address:hagueconventionjapan@mofa.go.jp

(note) Contact points above are for the 1980 Hauge Child Abduction Convention only.

The Hague Conventions Division is currently on partial telework. If you could contact us by e-mail, we would be able to respond more promptly.

2. The Courts

(1) Tokyo Family Court

(2) Osaka Family Court

3. Foreign Diplomatic Missions

See List of Foreign Diplomatic Missions as follows;
https://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/over/index.html

4. Japan Federation of Bar Associations

  • Address:〒100-0013
  • Bengoshi Kaikan 15F, Kasumigaseki 1-1-3, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Telephone Number:03-3580-9841(Main Number)
  • URL:https://www.nichibenren.or.jp/en/Open a New Window

5. Japan Legal Support Center (JLSC)

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