The government is aiming to launch an agency focused on children and families in April next year — with it taking the lead on children’s policies, which are currently handled across several ministries — in hopes of better serving the nation’s youths.

Deliberations on a series of bills that will allow the government to create the agency, a key part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s agenda in the current parliamentary session, will start in the Lower House on Tuesday.

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