Japanese court classifies four plaintiffs as victims of WWII atomic attacks

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Hiroshima mushroom cloudIt seems that one more lingering effect of the atomic attacks levied against Japan during World War II has surfaced: litigation. I guess it’s true that in the event of a worldwide nuclear war, two things are guaranteed to survive: cockroaches and lawyers.

The Sapporo District Court on Monday recognized four people as sufferers of radiation-related illnesses caused by the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, while rejecting their claims for compensation. The ruling marks the 11th consecutive loss for the central government among a spate of lawsuits of this kind filed with 17 district courts across the nation

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