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A woman with impaired vision filed a lawsuit Friday against the government, demanding it pay ¥33 million ($278,000) in damages for forcing her to undergo sterilization under the now-defunct eugenics protection law.

“I want the state to apologize. I wanted to have a third child,” Chieko Muto, 71, of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, told reporters after filing the suit at the local branch of the Shizuoka District Court.

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