He said the programme will be piloted in Dekkhinathiri Township Court in Nay Pyi Taw, and Thegon Township Court, Taungoo District Court and Taungoo Township Court in Bago, starting on Friday. U Myo Tint chairs the working committee for implementing the programme.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Union Supreme Court have worked together for two years to adapt the system to local conditions.
Under the system - which has been used in Japan for years - civil cases, trade problems and family problems will be settled through negotiation, said Professor Yoshino Takayoshi of JICA.
“For Myanmar people, we will help the court-led mediation programme to be adopted nationwide,” said Karasawa Masayuki, chief representative of JICA in Myanmar.