Jeremy Browne meets with Japanese Minister for Justice

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Discussions on a variety of issues including the death penalty and parental child abduction

Minister Browne in discussion with Minister Chiba

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Jeremy Browne met with Ms Keiko Chiba, Japan’s Minister for Justice, on 9 September. Minister Browne was able to hear about the Ministry of Justice’s work to promote an open debate on the death penalty in Japan and also to hear about the Japanese Government’s plans to take forward work on child pornography.

Minister Browne renewed the UK’s offer to assist as Japan tries to develop appropriate solutions to all cases of parental child abduction, including by signing up to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.