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Immigration authorities Friday granted a woman from Myanmar and her Japanese-fathered daughter, who is stateless, special one-year permits to stay in the country, their supporters said.

The mother, a 52-year-old Tokyo resident identified as Soesoemin, and her daughter, Minsoeseet, 11, who was born in Japan, have faced the threat of deportation. The daughter has no nationality because her father, who did not formally marry her mother, vanished before her birth.

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