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The Tokyo District Court ordered a hospital Tuesday to pay ¥38 million in damages to a 60-year-old Tokyo man for hardships suffered after he was found to have been switched at birth.

The incident occurred in 1953, with the man losing his non-biological father at the age of 2, the court said in its ruling. He went on to study at a night high school while working at a factory. He was later employed by a transportation company.

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