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, and the coronavirus pandemic have numerous connections to May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #3:
- Different ways that the lawsuit, the Abenomask program, and the coronavirus pandemic have been labelled by different groups
- How the media uses labels in its reporting
- The relevance and use of labels in ethics, the natural sciences, and the human sciences regarding the lawsuit, the Abenomask program, and the coronavirus pandemic