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The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday overturned the recognition of Japanese nationality given to an 8-year-old boy born out of wedlock to a Filipino woman and a Japanese man who, after the child was born, admitted fathering him.

The high court said that even if the Nationality Law provision, which mandates different treatment for children born to married couples and those born out of wedlock, was ruled unconstitutional, it would not enable the boy to gain Japanese nationality under the current system.

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