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KUMAMOTO – A southwestern Japan court ordered the national government on Monday to pay a total of 22 million yen in damages over the forced sterilization of two people under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.

Kumamoto District Court, presided over by Judge Yuichiro Nakatsuji, found that the law was unconstitutional, and denied the application to the case of the 20-year statute of limitations on compensation claims.

Episode Notes: https://barrierfreejapan.com/2023/01/23/kumamoto-court-orders-national-japanese-government-to-pay-damages-over-forced-sterilization/

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Originally published as Kumamoto District Court Rules Defunct Eugenic Protection Law Was Unconstitutional at Disability News Japan

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