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The parents of a girl who committed suicide last year filed a 44 million yen damages suit Thursday, claiming her school failed to adequately address the bullying they say was behind their daughter’s death.

The parents filed the suit with the Chiba District Court, holding that their 15-year-old daughter killed herself Oct. 13, 2000, as a result of bullying by fellow students, especially two male students, at Yushu Junior High School in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, the parents’ lawyer said.

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