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The Tokyo District Court ruled Thursday against a government deportation order issued to a U.S. activist opposing dolphin hunts when he tried to enter Japan three years ago.

The government had argued that when Richard “Ric” O’Barry, 79, who featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” had entered the country previously he did not act upon his declaration and created a nuisance in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, known for the dolphin hunt documented in the film.

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