• Kyodo, staff report

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A man in western Japan who received ¥46.3 million ($358,000) in COVID-19 relief money from his town by mistake before gambling it all away is now contrite and wants to pay it back “little by little,” according to a person familiar with the case.

The 24-year-old resident of Abu in Yamaguchi Prefecture had earlier refused to return the money, and, according to the person, said he spent all the money in several overseas internet casinos.

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