The Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings March 13 and rejected claims by Korean residents that the government violated the Constitution by rejecting their right to run in the Upper House election in July 1992.

In the 1992 election, 11 people planned to run from the Osaka-based Korean residents’ group, but they were not accepted as candidates on the grounds that they are not Japanese citizens, according to the plaintiffs.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.