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The Tokyo District Court on Monday ordered U.S. Internet giant Google Inc. to delete the terms from its autocomplete search functions in connection with a Japanese man who says the feature slandered his character.

It is the first time in Japan for such a ruling ordering Google to delete the terms, the man’s lawyer said.

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