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A Japanese court Friday held the government partly responsible for a massive flood after the Kinugawa river burst in 2015, recognizing its inadequate river management and ordering damages payments.

Presiding Judge Masahiko Abe ordered the government to pay a total of ¥39 million to nine plaintiffs in what lawyers representing them say is an unusual ruling recognizing state responsibility for inappropriate river management.

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