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PM Abe, GOJ issue statements on compensation for Hansen’s disease patients’ kin

  • July 13, 2019
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All national dailies reported on Saturday that Prime Minister Abe issued a statement on Friday expressing profound remorse for the suffering of the forcibly segregated Hansen’s disease patients and their family members, pledging compensation, even for patients and families who did not file court cases against the government, and indicating his intention to meet with them. The GOJ also released a statement on the legal issues in the court ruling ordering government compensation.

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