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A Chinese trainee won compensation Friday from a Japanese farm after being underpaid, in what is the latest incident of abuse involving a program often accused of being a cover for importing cheap labor.

The Mito District Court ruled that a father and son who run a farm in Ibaraki Prefecture must pay the Chinese trainee ¥1.99 million ($17,500) for wages owed, and a similar amount as a fine.

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