“The state has not apologized or provided compensation to the around 25,000 people who were sterilized due to mental or other illnesses under the law, which remained in force until 1996, saying it was legal at the time. Of the total, 16,500 people are believed to have undergone the surgery without their consent.”

Taken from The Japan Times: Woman sues government of Japan over forced sterilization under scrapped eugenics law
Read more at Reuters: Japan forcibly sterilized tens of thousands of ‘inferior descendants’ in a massive eugenics program
Watch video at RT: ‘Eugenic Law’: Forced sterilization affected thousands of people with health issues in Japan

A group of lawyers holding a banner walk to the Sendai District Court on Tuesday, where they were representing a woman suing the government over her sterilization conducted under the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law. | KYODO