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|Kwak Kifun lawsuit|
（Updated on Dec.29, 2000）
Mr. Kwak Kifun was a student of the teachers' training school in Korea during World War II. He was drafted at the age of 20 by the Korean Draft Act in 1944, and he was attached the Second Western Fighting Unit of Japanese Army. He moved from Korea to Hiroshima with his unit, and he was bombed as one of the soldiers of Japanese Army on August 6, 1945. He lives in South Korea now, and he is 74 years old.
|Mr. Kwak Kifun's lawsuit against the Japanese
Mr. Kwak Kifun came to Japan for having medical treatment for his sequelae caused by the atomic bomb in May, 1998. When he was staying at the hospital in Osaka, the Osaka prefecture office issued "Health Record Note of the Atomic Bomb Victims," and provided him the health management aid (about $340 a month). However when he returned Korea in July, 1998, the prefecture office issued his "Health Record Note" invalid, and cut off his allowance.
Mr. Kwak raised a lawsuit at Osaka District Court claiming nullity of invalidity, and requiring $20,000 compensation for his damage against the Osaka prefecture office and the Japanese government on October 1, 1998.
Profile of Kwak Kifun(under construction)
|The progress of the lawsuit|
The instituting (On Oct.1, 1998)
The first oral pleadings (On Nov.18, 1998) At Osaka District Court
The second oral pleadings (On Jan.13, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The third oral pleadings (On Mar.12, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The 4th oral pleadings (On May.7, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The 5th oral pleadings (On Jul.9, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The 6th oral pleadings (On Oct.1, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The 7th oral pleadings The adjudicating
for summoning witness (On Oct.22, 1999)
Mr. Kuramoto and Mr. Mori are summoned as witnesses.
The 8th oral pleadings (On Nov.12, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The witness examination of Mr.
Kuramoto and Mr. Morita.
The statements of Mr. Kuramoto and Mr. Morita. (Japanese)
The 10th oral pleadings (On Feb.9, 1999) At Osaka District Court
The 11th oral pleadings (On Mar.12,2000) At Osaka District Court
The 12th oral pleadings (On Jul.14, 2000) At Osaka District Court
The 13th oral pleadings (On Oct.6, 2000) At Osaka District Court
The 14th oral pleadings (On Dec.22, 2000) At Osaka District Court
|Schedule for next hearing|
|The statement (Japanese)|
|The statement of petition to President Kim Dae-jung(Japanese)|
|Asking for support(Japanese)|
|Please make contact us.|
|Walk hand in hand! (Japanese)
(The victims of the Atomic Bomb living in the fireign countries will unite.)
Let all the victims of the atomic bomb living in the foreign countries be under the “Relief Law”!