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The Diet on Tuesday enacted a law aimed at extending blanket relief to people who have lost lawsuits against the government for their certification as sufferers of radiation-linked illnesses due to the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Lower House passed the bill unanimously with votes by members of all political parties, except the Liberal Democratic Party, which boycotted the session. The Upper House already passed the bill.

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