Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
Japan

Japan apologises to victims of forced sterilisation, offers US$29,000 compensation to each person

  • Shinzo Abe voiced “sincere regret” and said the government “apologised wholeheartedly” over the notorious policy
  • Some 16,500 mentally disabled people were sterilised without their consent under the eugenics law

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
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