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SAPPORO (Kyodo) The Sapporo High Court has allowed a 51-year-old person diagnosed with gender identity disorder who was listed as a man in the household registration to change the registered name to that of a woman, it was learned Monday.

The man, who was registered as Yoshitomo Yamaguchi, had sought to change the name to Yumi. According to the court, Yamaguchi has been living as a woman for some 10 years. During that time, Yamaguchi married a woman but began using the name Yumi three years ago.

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