• Kyodo News


The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down appeals by 22 Chinese plaintiffs in two separate suits seeking damages for their suffering caused by poisonous gas munitions left behind by the Imperial Japanese Army in China at the end of World War II.

Justice Tokiyasu Fujita, presiding over the top court’s Third Petty Bench, ruled against the Chinese victims and their family members, denying the responsibilities of the Japanese government.

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