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Court rejects aid claims for Nagasaki A-bomb survivors' children

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Amakawa the judge says, "The cause could not be determined."

So? Why not allow a request to determine it? Does Japan not have all the latest scientitive expertise to determine it? The 280 plaintives asked for only the petty sum of 730 dollars each. Can Japan not afford 730 dollars to relieve the inherited suffering of children of the dead in the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Or is Japan afraid that their great, great, great, great grand children will be claiming more petty sums in the coming years? If not? Why not? The world will ask.

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Fully agree, just pay the award and there is no need for legislative action which will take years as usual. Amakawa is a muppet who can' t determine what day it is so if opted to pass this to the legislature, they will not even mull over it.

At least recently some cities and prefectures were given a helpful cash stipend to counter the rise in electricity prices in parallel with rising inflation rates in Japan. I am Japanese and lucky to receive, however friends who live outside of Tokyo did not and was explained to me, the decision is made by the mayor or officials in those respective areas.....doesn't make sense what criteria is used for the basis of these ad hoc decisions, and yet we have an ineffective legal judgement system and legislation which can't re-rewrite or put forth new rules, but spend countless hours debating to reach a consensus. Completely a waste of time to reach a quick an obvious solution. Award the plaintiffs the aid....

Reminds me of when my phone carrier AU dropped the ball with their countrywide server outage this year, where users like myself couldn't send emails, use social media such as LINE, WhatsApp because there was no internet connectivity for ONE WEEK!

AU ultimately mulled the situation and awarded users +230yen in compensation.....muppet management didn't realize it cost more to award the compensation than the pay out itself!!! Take away is for them don't think just do it....thinking isn't part of their strong suit....:)

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Court rejects aid claims for Nagasaki A-bomb survivors' children

Won't stop LDP politicians from using the claim that Japan is the only victim of atomic bombing for diplomatic virtue signaling.

While discriminating against the actual victims and using the public funds which could go to assist them for more important things like memorials and Olympics.

For shame...but they have none.

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 “citing research pointing to the possible hereditary effects of radiation exposure”

One word in this statement confirms the ruling is correct. ‘possible’ If there was evidence that there was hereditary effects the claim would be validated.

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First, having children after one has been exposed to radiation is moronic.

Second, if the claim is so small, why bother going to court? Unless one wants to set a legal precedent and then start claiming forever like a bunch of parasites.

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Won't stop LDP politicians from using the claim that Japan is the only victim of atomic bombing for diplomatic virtue signaling.

When is the last time you heard an LDP member making this claim?

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The government won't ever allow it. If they allow them to win this case, it would basically open the floodgate to every second generation of bomb survivors. And there is a lot. It would means covering financial aid and medical expenses to tons of people which will completely ruin them.

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@Hiro I totally agree with your post! If the Court didn't reject aid claims for Nagasaki A-bomb survivors' children, who knows sooner or later their offspring, offspring would be seeking claims, this could go on for generations where they can claim they too were affected.

The government won't ever allow it. If they allow them to win this case, it would basically open the floodgate to every second generation of bomb survivors. And there is a lot. It would means covering financial aid and medical expenses to tons of people which will completely ruin them.

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In current Japanese culture, the government paying out to these victims would be interpreted as Japan being responsible. It would throw Japan's victim hood to the event into complete and utter chaos.

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Shouldn't they be suing for damages from the American govt...you know, the country that did the bombing.

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Really simple, the children were not affected by the bomb, many of them were born years after. They cannot directly link any health conditions they have to the bomb so they no more deserve compensation than I do for an ingrown toenail I suffered after visiting Nagasaki.

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So much for caring about the people. When they need the people to rally behind them, they bring out the "We are Japanese, we are all in the same boat" card, but when it comes to real help- crickets.

Just like with the Fukushima refugees the hibakusha and their kin are treated like dirt.

Won't stop LDP politicians from using the claim that Japan is the only victim of atomic bombing for diplomatic virtue signaling.

While discriminating against the actual victims and using the public funds which could go to assist them for more important things like memorials and Olympics.

For shame...but they have none.

Very well said!

 Amakawa is a muppet who can' t determine what day it is so if opted to pass this to the legislature, they will not even mull over it.

Absolutely. He should be called Ahokawa.

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It's a cold world.

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