- vol.1, pp.13-23, 1994
It has been argued how the state should compensate for damages caused by state-run inoculation program. In 1984, the Tokyo District Court handed a ruling in favor of the plaintiff's claims for indemnity by analogically applying Art.29, cl.3 of the Japanese Constitution. In the appellate trial, however, the Tokyo High Court overturned the initial decision and approved the claims of the appellant (plaintiff in the first trial) for damages by applying Art.1, cl.1 of the State Liability Act. In this paper, I will study problems related to 'state compensation' through an analysis of the decision by Tokyo High Court.