Gov't sued over disclosure of "Abenomask" unit price, order numbers

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 effect…

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