The Cabinet approved a bill Friday that would create a domestic law in preparation for signing the Hague treaty on settling cross-boarder child custody disputes.

If the Diet enacts the bill, Japan will sign the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspect of International Child Abduction, and the new domestic law will be enforced three months after signing the pact, a Justice Ministry official said.

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