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Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori filed a libel suit with the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday against a magazine that published an article and photographs allegedly linking him to a rightwing gangster, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda said Wednesday.

Mori is demanding that the publisher of the Weekly Gendai pay 30 million yen in damages and print an apology, the top government spokesman said at a news conference.

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