The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a man demanding reimbursement of his health insurance premiums who claimed the manner in which his city collected the fees was unconstitutional.

In a unanimous opinion, the 15 justices on the Grand Bench ruled against Masaaki Sugio, 70, from Asahikawa, Hokkaido, saying the court found nothing illegal or unconstitutional about the way in which the city of Asahikawa collected the health insurance fees.

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