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Four Japanese women left in China by their families during World War II plan to sue the Japanese government on Dec. 7 for 80 million yen for decades of failing to help their repatriation, sources familiar with the case said Wednesday.

The suit, to be filed with the Tokyo District Court, would probably be the first damages claim against the government by war-displaced Japanese. The four plaintiffs, aged 67 to 73, now live in Tokyo after returning to Japan between 1978 and 1988.

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