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Three more people sued the state on Thursday for damages over past sterilizations and an abortion alleged to have been forcibly carried out under the now-defunct eugenics protection law.

A married couple in Hokkaido Prefecture and a man in Kumamoto Prefecture filed the lawsuits at their respective district courts, seeking a total of ¥44 million in damages. They claim that conducting sterilizations without their consent or against their will was unconstitutional, and that the government has failed to provide relief measures.

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