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A computer systems developer admitted Friday that its dictionary software contains discriminatory words regarding Minamata disease sufferers, foreigners, and physically and mentally impaired people.

Tokyo-based NTT Advanced Technology Corp. (NTT-AT), a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., has received complaints about offensive references to Minamata disease, an illness caused by mercury contamination, found in the dictionary software.

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