Tokyo court rejects damages for man forcibly sterilised at 14

A 77-year-old man, now using the name of Saburo Kita (second from left), walks towards the Tokyo District Court with his lawyers and defenders. He failed in his bid to get US$280,000 in state compensation for forced sterilisation when he was 14. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

A JAPANESE pensioner forcibly sterilised as a 14-year-old under a now-defunct eugenics law failed today in a legal bid for US$280,000 (RM1.2 million) in state compensation.

According to local media, Tokyo District Court found the government was not obliged to pay the man compensation because the 20-year statute of limitations had passed.

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