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The Osaka District Court determined Monday that it is unconstitutional to set any age difference between widows and widowers for pension entitlement.

The ruling was on behalf of a 66-year-old former company employee in Osaka Prefecture who sought payment of a pension after his wife, a 51-year-old public high school teacher who committed suicide in 1998 after struggling with depression, was recognized as an official workplace casualty in 2010.

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