Japan: victims of forced sterilization will receive compensation



Under the new law passed today, the thousands of surviving victims of Japan's forced sterilization program from 1948 to 1996 will each receive 3.2 million yen ($28,700).

 

About twenty victims have challenged this amount in court, considering it to be insufficient given the extent of their suffering. The first ruling will be issued on 28 May.

 

Such compensation has previously been implemented in Germany, Sweden, and other countries with similar eugenics laws.


Sources: 

 AFP (24/04/19)