Lawyers and supporters of a woman seeking damages over her forced sterilisation march on January 30 last year. Photo: Kyodo

Surviving victims of historical forced sterilisation law in Japan to receive compensation and apology

  • About 16,500 people, mostly women with disabilities, were targeted between 1948 and 1996 under a Japanese law that aimed to stop the birth of children described as “inferior”
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Lawyers and supporters of a woman seeking damages over her forced sterilisation march on January 30 last year. Photo: Kyodo
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