“Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48036732
Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed "inferior".
Many of the victims had physical or cognitive disabilities, mental illness, or behavioural problems.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has issued an apology for the "great suffering" they experienced.
Under a new law that was passed on Wednesday, surviving victims will each receive 3.2 million yen ($28,600; £22,100). Many were children or teenagers when they were operated on.
They now have five years to apply for compensation, which will need to be approved by a board of experts.
平川昌範「強制不妊救済法 個別通知が盛り込まれなかった点を批判 福岡優生保護法被害弁護団」https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190424-00000059-mai-soci
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