Saburo Ienaga awarded 400,000 yen

5th September 1997 at 01:00
* The Japanese Supreme Court has awarded historian and textbook author Saburo Ienaga 400,000 yen (Pounds 2,060) in compensation for the education ministry's unlawful deletion of a passage from one of his books. The excerpt referred to a Japanese germ warfare group - Unit 731 - which conducted biochemical experiments on humans in northern China during the Second World War.

However, the court decision still leaves the education ministry free to continue its censorship of texts.

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