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A woman on welfare who was a victim of Aum Shinrikyo’s 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system will be able to keep her welfare money, as well as 3 million yen in compensation she was awarded after the attack.

The government has decided the woman does not have to repay welfare money because the compensation awarded to her in a court ruling does not constitute income, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Friday.

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