Editorials May 30, 2019

Mixed ruling on eugenics victims

A Sendai court ruled that the constitutional rights of victims who were sterilized under the eugenics law were violated, but rejected their demand for redress because the statute of limitations had already expired.

Editorials Apr 29, 2019

Sterilization relief won't end the issue for victims

To avoid repeating the same kind of policy mistakes, the government must make efforts to identify how and why such a policy was instituted and maintained for decades, and highlight the responsibility of each of the parties involved.

Editorials Dec 15, 2018

Admit the error of eugenics law

Lawmakers working on a relief measure for people forcefully sterilized should include a clear statement of government responsibility for a terrible policy.