HYOGO – Under the former eugenic protection law (1948-96), the infertility surgery for people with disabilities was repeated, the Hyogo Prefectural Law Damaged Hyogo Lawyers Corp. found a museum document in Hyogo prefecture on the 16th, totaling 24 people declared in a document about surgery in which the real names of the patient was stated. The prefecture had previously said that there are no materials that can identify individuals.
On Sunday 22nd July 2018 a disability group held a demonstration in Chuo-ward, Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture.
The demonstration was organized by the group ‘Remember 7.26 Kobe Action’ to commemorate the two year anniversary of the Sagamihara killings, when on July 26th 2016, 19 disabled residents were stabbed to death at a care home in Sagamihara, Yokohama.
The group’s Facebook page says its aim is “…to continue to memorialize and question discrimination against the disabled and the eugenic ideas behind it.” The group is also interested in highlighting the rights of disabled people in general, as issues such as forced sterilization are being talked about as civil cases against the government for compensation are filed.