Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and 17 women, who were seeking a total of around 370 million yen ($3.2 million) in damages for developing blotches after using the company's skin-whitening products, reached a settlement Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court.
Kanebo will pay all of the plaintiffs an amount of money in accordance with their symptoms, the plaintiffs' lawyers said, while not disclosing the actual amount of settlement.
The women filed the damages suit in June 2015 based on the product liability law, claiming their skin broke out in white blotches after using products containing Rhododenol, a chemical brightening ingredient.
An event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of Nissan Motor Co.'s Skyline - the auto manufacturer's signature car - was held at Roppongi Hills in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday. (the-japan-news.com)