Japan carmakers off hook in landmark pollution suit

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TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered the central and Tokyo city governments to pay compensation for health problems caused by diesel exhaust fumes but rejected a demand that vehicle makers be made to pay as well. It was the first time that Japanese automakers had been taken to court in a suit over health problems related to pollution. The Tokyo District Court ruled that the national government, Tokyo city government and a public highway corporation owed 99 ...

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