The Japanese Cabinet announced plans today to introduce legislation by the end of the year to ratify the Hague Child Abduction Convention.  Here’s the coverage in the New York Times: Norimitsu Onishi, “Japan Closer to Joining International Child Custody Pact;” the Wall Street Journal: Yoree Koh, “Japan Moves to Join Child Custody Accord;” and the Associated Press (on the NPR web site): “Japan Approves Plan to Join Child Custody Pact.”