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Five residents of Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture, sued their mayor Tuesday in a bid to stop him from funding the construction of a new school building and to ensure that the old structure he tried earlier to demolish will continue to be used.

In the suit filed with the Otsu District Court, the five argued that it is illegal for the town not to use the old art deco school that Mayor Wasaburo Ono said in December would not be destroyed, as was planned earlier.

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