Posted by on April 24, 2019 6:12 am
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Survivors will get payouts of 3.2m yen each for policy aimed at ‘preventing birth of poor-quality descendants’

Japan’s government has issued an apology and awarded compensation to thousands of people with disabilities who were forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct eugenics law.

Under a law that passed parliament’s upper house on Wednesday, surviving victims will each receive 3.2m yen (£22,000) to compensate for their suffering and an apology from the state “for the great physical and mental suffering caused by the forced sterilisation programme”.

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