The city of Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, will file a lawsuit against the internal affairs ministry in a bid to reverse a decision to remove the city from the revised furusato nōzei (hometown tax donation) system, Mayor Hiroyasu Chiyomatsu said Friday.

“The ministry’s decision to exclude us as a lesson to others should not be tolerated in a nation ruled by law,” Chiyomatsu told a news conference.

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