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HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) The Hiroshima High Court ordered the Hiroshima Prefectural Government Wednesday to pay three atomic bomb survivors living in Brazil health-care benefits it had previously refused to provide, citing legal restrictions on retroactive payments.

Overturning a lower court ruling, the high court ordered the prefecture to pay Shoji Mukai, 78, and the two other plaintiffs a total of 2.9 million yen — the amount they had sought.

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