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OSAKA — A group of 236 people, including 124 Taiwanese, filed a lawsuit Monday seeking 2.36 million yen in damages over Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s controversial visit to Yasukuni Shrine in January.

Among the plaintiffs, who filed the suit with the Osaka District Court, are relatives of indigenous Taiwanese who were forcibly conscripted into the Japanese military and perished during the war.

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