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 #6:
- The role postive and negative bias play in the justice system
- The role postive and negative bias play in media reporting on the topics raised in the news article
- The role postive and negative bias play in the development and implementation of the Abnomasks program
- The role postive and negative bias play in specific aspects of the coronavirus pandemic