The Tokyo District Court has ruled that the Higashiyamato Municipal Government’s refusal to let a girl with throat disease enter its nursery school was illegal, sources close to the case said Thursday.

Presiding Judge Hiroyuki Kanno said the medical conditions of Suzuka Aoki, 5, “have improved as she has grown. It is possible for an ordinary nursery school to take her.”

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