Man succeeds in asking Japanese court to get ex-wife to return daughter to Singapore

How Japan deals with "child abduction" has long attracted criticism in Europe and the United States. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - A Singapore-based British citizen has taken a novel legal route - persuading a Japanese court to recognise an order by Singapore's Family Justice Courts - to order his former wife to return their daughter to him.

The Japanese woman had "abducted" their 12-year-old child, taking her back to Japan in April last year. The couple had joint custody after they divorced in 2017.

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