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TOYAMA (Kyodo) A man who was cleared of rape and attempted rape in a retrial in 2007 sought about ¥100 million in damages Thursday under the 1947 state redress law, his lawyers said.

Hiroshi Yanagihara, 41, filed the suit with the Toyama District Court, naming prosecutors, police and the central and Toyama Prefectural governments as defendants.

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