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NAGANO (Kyodo) A group of former Chinese laborers and relatives of laborers who have died filed an appeal Thursday against last week’s court ruling rejecting their demand for 140 million yen in damages from the government and four major general contractors for being forced to work under harsh conditions at a construction site in Nagano Prefecture during the war.

The plaintiffs — three former laborers and relatives of four others who have died — filed the appeal with the Tokyo High Court.

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