• Kyodo


The Nagoya District Court ruled Wednesday that the city government’s rejection in August of an Aum Shinrikyo member’s residence registration documents was unconstitutional.

Presiding Judge Yukio Kato ordered the Nagoya Municipal Government to nullify its decision and ruled that Mayor Takehisa Matsubara pay 30,000 yen in compensation to the cultist. The female Aum member had demanded 1 million yen in damages.

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