[Special Investigative Report] Japan's Forced Sterilization Program How Japanese Cities Compete
Author: Waseda Chronicle
◆ Major findings:
＊The Japanese government conducted at least 16,500 forced sterilizations in a program that ran from 1948 until 1996. At least 2,390 of the victims were teenagers or children under 10 years old.
＊Local governments competed to forcibly sterilize the most number of people, under pressure from the health ministry and the national government, an investigation by the Waseda Chronicle has found.