HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) The Hiroshima High Court ruled Wednesday it was not illegal for the Hiroshima Prefectural Government to refuse a teachers union use of public facilities, overturning a lower court ruling ordering the prefecture pay the union 2.6 million yen in damages.

Presiding Judge Katsutoshi Ikeda ruled that refusing use of the facilities could not be deemed unlawful and that the prefecture had the right to exercise discretion in making the decision.

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