Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo
Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo
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Japan forcibly sterilised her to prevent ‘inferior’ offspring. Now she wants justice and compensation

The now-defunct eugenics law was based on Nazi Germany rules and resulted in 25,000 compulsory sterilisations until it was abolished in 1996

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Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo
Lawyers and other people supporting a woman seeking damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilisation under the now-defunct eugenic protection law walk toward the Sendai District Court in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Kyodo
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