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The government will conduct a comprehensive survey this fall on the latest living conditions of war-displaced Japanese orphans repatriated from China and their descendants, with the aim of easing their educational and financial difficulties, a welfare ministry official said Monday.

The move will mark the first time in six years that the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has carried out such a survey on the lives of an estimated 6,000 Japanese “war orphans” and their families from China who now live in Japan.

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