Leper wins suit against Japan

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Leper wins suit against Japan
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"The government has agreed to pay 5 million yen in compensation to a former Japanese citizen in the United States who claims she suffered under Japan's past policy of forcibly segregating Hansen's disease patients, sources said Wednesday. The settlement of the lawsuit, filed at the Tokyo District Court by a former patient in her 70s, will be the first in which an overseas resident will be awarded compensation without having been forced to live in an isolated sanitarium in Japan. The government previously only paid compensation to former Hansen's disease patients who were forced into segregated Japanese sanitariums under a policy that continued until 1996."


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