Disability Japan Sagamihara

“Looking to people with disabilities” a bereaved family writes about Sagamihara killing case

“At the disabled facility "Tsukui Yamayuri Garden" in Sagamihara City, where 19 inhabitants were killed in July 2016, a bereaved family who lost their son (then 41)  wrote a note which was printed in Kyodo News, saying "I would like to see you My thoughts are getting stronger. " It is two years and four months since the occurrence on 26th. "We are paying more attention to people with disabilities". ”

Written with extracts from Nikkei

November 26th 2018 At the facility for the disabled “Tsukui Yamayuri Garden” in Sagamihara City, where 19 inhabitants were killed in July 2016, a bereaved family who lost their son (then 41) wrote a note which was printed in Kyodo News, saying “I would like to see you. My thoughts are getting stronger. “

It has been two years and four months since the occurrence on 26th. “We are paying more attention to people with disabilities”.

Since the Sagamihara killings, a bereaved family whose son was sacrificed wrote a note describing their feelings.

My son was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome when he was born. I looked for good medicine and a doctor and “I gave my precious life” and moved to Sagamihara City. While being watched by neighbors, he went from the kindergarten to the high school of the school for disabled. I am grateful that “he was encouraged to be able to live with support.” My son entered the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden care home, on a short-term basis on a schedule of 5 days. two days before the incident. He like animals, dancing and animation. The DVD of “Dragon Ball” that he cherished and the clothes he was wearing often seemed to fill me thoughts of my son and I ceased to arrange his belongings. “It is nice to be still be with everyone even now, but if you stand alone in front of a photo by one person I will feel impatient.”

Originally I did not mean to publish my note. “I want to deny that he died, it seems that I have been pressed on his death, if something is told from my surroundings, I will be a bit more depressed.” The thought that I wanted to keep silent still remains the same. However, I heard that some people agree with the discriminatory claim of Satoshi Uematsu (28), shocked that “people with disabilities are put in a hard position.” “I thought that I would regret if I did not raise my voice here, I thought that I am sorry for my son if I do not raise my voice.” I decided to disclose my delusion. “I would like to discuss more about disabled people as a result of this case.” I hope the trial will start as soon as possible. Because I’d like to know “why I woke up the incident and why my son had to die.” And I want to ask the defendant. Uematsu what he would do “If your family, parents, brothers and children become disabled people and will not be able to take similar actions, including yourself, when you are in the position of disabled people.”

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