• Jiji


In a series of class-action lawsuits filed against contentious 2015 national security legislation, 18 out of 20 rulings dismissed plaintiffs’ demands on the grounds that Japan had not been a target of an armed attack, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs.

“The verdicts amount to saying that such lawsuits should be filed after war breaks out,” said Mamoru Fukuda, one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs. “They did not fairly respond to the plaintiffs’ concerns.”

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