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The Tokyo District Court on Monday dismissed a damages suit filed against the government by civilian survivors and relatives of people who died in the 1945 U.S. air raids on Tokyo, saying almost everyone suffered during World War II.

“Given that almost all the people suffered . . . it is impossible to select people subject to redress among them,” presiding Judge Toshifumi Saiki said in reading out the ruling handed down by his predecessor, Toshihiko Tsuruoka.

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