Child Custody Pact 

Japan Approves Plan to Join Child Custody Pact

Chris Smith, center, R-N.J. with relatives of American children abducted to Japan, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, calling for swift passage of a resolution on child abduction to Japan.Credit: AP TOKYO (AP) -...apan's Cabinet approved a plan to join a global child custody treaty Friday, amid foreign pressure on Tokyo to revise policies some say allow Japanese mothers to too easily take their children away from foreign fathers.


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