Tokyo Seminar on the 1980 Hague Convention in Asia Pacific
December 11, 2017
Welcome remarks by Mr. Manabu HORII, Parliamentary
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the welcome reception
Opening remarks by Dr. Christophe BERNASCONI, Secretary
General of Hague Conference on Private International Law
1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, together with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), co-hosted the “Tokyo Seminar on the 1980 Hague Convention in Asia Pacific” in Tokyo on December 7th and 8th, with a view to promoting the expansion of the 1980 Hague Convention in the Asia Pacific region.
2. The seminar was attended by judges and officials of Central Authorities from 14 countries and regions in Asia Pacific.
3. The seminar was closed to the public and it allowed the participants to conduct a candid and active discussion. As a result, the participants from non-contracting states may have aquired useful information and knowledge related to domestic system necessary to accede to the Convention and how to implement the Convention.
4. Moreover, Mr. Manabu HORII, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, hosted a welcome reception on the first day of the seminar, where the participants actively exchanged with each other and deepened their personal relations.
[Reference 1] Participant countries and regions
Contracting states and regions ： Republic of Korea, Australia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao, Pakistan, the Philippines, United States of America, Japan Non-contracting states ： Indonesia, China, Viet Nam