Category: Eugenics

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

22 forced sterilization victims without records to be compensated in Japan

“The government will give compensation to 22 people who underwent forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics law but do not have direct records of the surgery, in its first such approval, a committee said Monday.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Victims of forced sterilisation in Japan seek justice [Video by France 24 in English]

“Thousands of men and women in Japan who were forcibly sterilised are to receive compensation from the government, decades after they became victims of a eugenics law designed to prevent the birth of so-called inferior children. In April, MPs passed a bill that will compensate 25,000 people who were sterilised from 1948 until the law was abolished in 1996. They include 16,500 people who were operated on against their will.”