Previous court rulings have recognized those who live in an area with over 75 WECPNL as qualifying for state compensation.
Ginowan is home to about 84,000 people, nearly half of whom are living in areas registering readings of more than 75 WECPNL.
The Kanazawa ruling widened the target area of compensation from over 80 WECPNL
in previous rulings on noise.
It is the first time a court has recognized an area around the Komatsu base with a WECPNL
reading of over 75 as qualifying victims for state compensation.
It is the first time a court has recognized an area with 75 WECPNL
as qualifying Komatsu base noise victims for state compensation.