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The Yokohama District Court started bankruptcy procedures Friday for a rental kimono firm that left many young women unprepared to attend their coming-of-age ceremonies earlier this month.

Yoichiro Shinozaki, president of Yokohama-based Harenohi, and his lawyer disclosed at a news conference that it had around ¥635 million in liabilities that were eventually expected to top ¥1 billion.

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