Category: Eugenics

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

160 local assemblies adopt resolutions seeking redress for sterilization victims: poll

“The resolutions, addressed to the prime minister, health minister and the heads of both houses of the Diet, are not legally binding, but are nevertheless expected to pressure the central government and the national assembly to establish a program to support those people who were targeted for the surgeries because of their mental or physical disabilities.”

Disability Discrimination Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Health ministry confirms names of 3,033 forced sterilization victims

“[S]ome 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized in this way. However, the ministry was able to find only 6,066 applications to conduct the procedure, now considered inhumane, of which 5,676 were approved. Of these, records of 4,987 people receiving these surgeries have been found, though only 3,033 of their names could be confirmed.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Lawsuits over Japan’s past forced sterilizations prompt ruling bloc to consider compensation ahead of court rulings

“The decision reflects the parties’ consensus that there must be redress soon for the victims, who are advanced in age, without waiting for court decisions. In Japan, it usually takes several years for district courts to hand down rulings after lawsuits are filed, and the cases can be further prolonged if appealed.”