OSAKA (Kyodo) Atomic bomb survivors living in South Korea settled a lawsuit Friday with Japan under which they will each receive ¥1.1 million for the mental anguish they claim to have suffered over being denied health care benefits because they live overseas.

The so-called amicable settlement, the first among similar suits, was reached between 130 plaintiffs and the state at the Osaka District Court. It follows a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that the state notification to terminate the benefit eligibility of survivors who left Japan was illegal.

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