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A woman in Hyogo Prefecture who agreed Tuesday to return her 9-year-old daughter to her ex-husband in the United States under a plea agreement reached in a U.S. court, plans to drop her appeal against a ruling on the case by the Kobe Family Court.

The 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been disclosed, pleaded no contest in a Wisconsin court to a felony charge of concealing the daughter from her father, a 39-year-old Nicaraguan national and permanent resident of the United States, and agreed that the child must be returned to him within 30 days, her lawyer said.

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