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OSAKA — Pro-Seoul Korean residents in Japan marched to the Finance Ministry’s Kinki Finance Bureau in Osaka on Tuesday, seeking protection for customers of a credit union that was declared insolvent Saturday.

About 2,000 demonstrators, mostly company managers who received loans from the failed Kansai Kogin credit union, carried placards saying, “Keep the foothold of Korean residents in Japan,” and “Let’s protect an ethnic financial institution.”

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