Friday, April 26, 2019

#JAPAN: Victims Of Forced Sterilization Law To Receive Apology, Compensation

[world politics news]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to issue a statement offering a state apology to those who were subject to forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics law after a redress bill clears the Diet.

His statement and the bill’s expected enactment this month to provide ¥3.2 million ($28,600) in state redress to each victim are unlikely to settle compensation disputes, however, as victims are demanding much larger payments. The Eugenic Protection Law was enacted in 1948, and was only repealed in 1996.


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