Text extract: Japan Today “Gov’t sued over disclosure of Abenomask unit price, order numbers.”

Note: The “Abenomask” program was created by former Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe.

“A law professor sued the government Monday demanding it reveal the unit price of washable cloth masks, dubbed Abenomasks, that were distributed for free to all households in Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as how many were ordered from each contractor.

In the suit filed with the Osaka District Court, Hiroshi Kamiwaki of Kobe Gakuin University claimed it is unreasonable for the government to withhold the information as it prevents discussion of the appropriateness of the policy to distribute the masks, which proved unpopular among the public with some questioning their cost effectiveness.” https://japantoday.com/category/politics/gov’t-sued-over-disclosure-of-abenomask-unit-price-order-numbers

The lawsuit, the Abenomask program, coronavirus pandemic have a number of links to Prescribed Title #2:

  • Whether the Abenomask program is progress or not
  • How the professor’s lawsuit may lead to just change or actual progress
  • How changes in a government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic may or may not be progress
  • How changes in the public’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic may or may not be progress