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A court in central Japan ordered the Japanese government Friday to pay compensation to a woman who argued that her husband died from overwork at Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s largest automaker, officials said.

Hiroko Uchino filed the suit after a local Labor Ministry office rejected applications for worker’s compensation benefits she filed after the death of her 30-year-old husband, Kenichi, said Hiroko Tamaki, a lawyer for the plaintiff.

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