Children’s Rights Watch Japan (CRWJ) is an NGO established in Tokyo, JAPAN, in 2021.
Japan still adopts a single custody system after divorce, which leads to the children being separated from one parent. Single custody systems have already disappeared long ago in developed western countries.
Therefore, we have been working hard to solve these problems and encourage the Japanese authorities to introduce a joint custody system.
However, in Japan it is not illegal for one parent to abduct the children and to refuse access to the other parent. Despite one of the G7 nations, Japan is significantly behind in protecting children’s rights.
As a matter of fact, Japan is subject to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. But in reality, Japan does not comply with the conditions, especially article 9.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRWJ has been trying to solve the problem by working with NGOs in foreign countries. Also several members at CRWJ have digital marketing skills, which we are able to utilize to spread information related to these problems on the Internet immediately and effectively.
If you can help with any issues related to children’s human rights or have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.