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In July 2005, the Osaka High Court turned down the plaintiffs’ appeal of the district court decision, issuing no opinion on the constitutionality of the shrine visit. The high court also refrained from ruling on whether the visit was official in nature.

The plaintiffs include relatives of people killed in the war and those of faiths other than Shinto believers, such as Buddhists and Christians.

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