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The Tokyo High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Kazuyoshi Miura, a businessman convicted of trying to murder his wife in the early 1980s for insurance money, upholding a lower court decision against his 190 million yen libel claim against a magazine company.

The lower court ordered Bungei Shuju Co. in May 1996 to pay 1 million yen to Miura for saying in its weekly Shukan Bushun in 1984 that he had a record of previous arrests.

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