The Administrative Actions about Public Nuisance in Japan Caused by Asbestos
Plaintiff A and B filed a lawsuit for national compensation, because their father C and E died of pleural mesothelioma for contacting asbestos dust. They asked the directorgeneral of Labor Bureau in Hyogo for the research results for the death of C and E and information about benefits for taking care of the family of the deceased. The directorgeneral refused it for believing that A and B have no right to claim. A and B were unwilling to accept and filed the lawsuit against the decision, claiming that the information mentioned above were legal regulated personal information.