Two residents of nursing homes run by a financially troubled welfare business group are preparing to file a lawsuit against the group and the Health and Welfare Ministry, seeking compensation for inadequate services, it was learned Tuesday.

A man who lives in a nursing facility in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, and another who is in one in Kobe’s Kita Ward argue that the Tokyo-based operator of the two homes — Japan Senior Citizens Welfare Organization — failed to provide adequate medical and nursing care because of a decline in staff, their lawyers said.

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