While the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare argues local authority child guidance centers should, as a default, use foster care, they are under no obligation to do so, according to Michael Rivera-King, who has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and will publish a book on foster care in Japan this year.
The deaths of the 87-year-old man from Kanagawa Prefecture and the 84-year-old woman from Tokyo raised the number of fatalities in Japan of people infected with the COVID-19 virus to three, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said.
A national championship for athletes with intellectual disabilities has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Special Olympics Nippon National Winter Games Hokkaido 2020 were scheduled to kick off this Friday in Hokkaido, northern Japan. But organizers decided to cancel the three-day event on Monday.
On February 13th. the Fukuoka Prefectural Police arrested a man, aged 48, on suspicion of forced obscene behavior with a girl with intellectual disabilities in a toilet. The suspect is reported to have said that he did it “to satisfy sexual desire.”
A lawyer read the thoughts of a 43-year-old mother called “Ko S’ in court said, “The defendant said “Disabled people create misfortune,” but they made happiness, not misfortune. There was struggle, but struggle and misfortune are different. I want to make it a better place to live, so that these incidents never happen again. “
A woman in her 80s in Kanagawa Prefecture has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed fatality in Japan, the health minister said Thursday. The government has decided to allow elderly passengers suffering from chronic illnesses to disembark earlier than scheduled if they test negative for the virus.
After an eight day break, the next stage of trial of the Sagamihara Massacre’ accused will begin on February 5th, at which the families of victims who were either killed or survived, are reportedly planning to ask the defendant questions.
Shingo Kunieda earned his 10th singles title in Melbourne after brushing off Britain’s Gordon Reid 6-4, 6-4, while Yui Kamiji claimed her second Australian Open singles title by defeating Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands, also in straight sets.
“We hope to have the collaboration and support from all our national federations as we do everything possible to serve our wheelchair basketball community and make sure wheelchair basketball secures it place in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and future Paralympic Games,” Mehrens said on the IWBF website.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has warned the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) that the removal of wheelchair basketball from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is one of the options it could pursue unless the federation implements an IPC approved action plan to improve athlete classification by 29 May 2020.
The number of confirmed cases of abuse against people with disabilities during fiscal year 2018 in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan was 125, the highest ever for the prefecture. Abuse by staff at welfare facilities increased from 9 cases to 40 cases, which was also the highest ever.
Takashi Ono, whose son Kazuya was seriously injured in the attack said: “I want you to apologize again. I want to hear exactly who you are.” Takashi Ono says he will use the Victim Participation Program to communicate with Uematsu directly.
‘Junko Iizuka’, said she “has been feeling down” since the ruling. She divorced for not being able to have a child, and such sorrow triggered mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. For Iizuka, who has repeatedly thought of killing herself due to the treatment, it’s baffling why the government is not held accountable.
“He began to talk about the killing method about two months before the incident. I had been involved in the conversation whilst I thought it was a delusion, but the content was gradually becoming more realistic I was scared…After that, I was strongly invited by the defendant to cooperate but declined. “
The defendant’s former partner said that the defendant referred to the residents of the Tsukui Lily Garden care facility as “cute” two years before the incident, but that his way of describing the residents became more severe about seven months before the incident, that he began to speak of people with disabilities as “unproductive.”
The ministry plans to make public transportation easily accessible to those with disabilities and the elderly by having the operators of taxis, buses and trains master how to use barrier-free equipment, such as slope boards for wheelchair users. A bill to revise a law on promoting the smooth transportation of elderly and disabled people will be submitted at the ordinary session of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, to be convened Monday.