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SAPPORO (Kyodo) An underpaid senior hotel chef in Toyako, Hokkaido, has sued his former employer for ¥10 million in damages for overtime caused by the Group of Eight summit last July at the northern resort town.

The 53-year-old ex-chief chef at Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace filed the damages suit with the Sapporo District Court on April 30, claiming his employer forced overtime on its staff with no intention to pay extra. Others at the inn have also sued.

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