By Barrier Free Japan
July 19th 2019
It is election time in Japan. On Sunday July 21st, elections will be held for seats in Japan’s Upper House. As NHK World explained: “voters will directly choose 74 representatives. The remaining 50 will be selected through proportional representation. These parties and political groups are fielding a total of 215 candidates for electoral districts.”
One of those parties, lead by Hidemitsu Sano, is called the ‘Consideration of the Euthanasia System’
The ‘about’ page of the ‘Consideration of the Euthanasia System’ suggests that those interested the in the ‘Consideration of the Euthanasia System’ Party should think about the following:
I want to decide my own end
The ability to decide the end of one’s life break [sic] will be the life in which you can can do what you want to do. The fact that you cannot decide the break [sic] in your life leads to anxiety in the future. It may not be important to be able to make a plan of your own life and to have a fulfilling life with peace of mind, not just a life that only lives long.
You can ignore those who do not want to use the system
The euthanasia system is not compulsory for the whole nation, but only for people who want to use it. It is not something that is uniformly imposed on the whole nation like the consumption tax increase. People who do not want to use should ignore it and not use it.
I do not want to extend my life until I have unbearable pain or pain
Even when suffering from a painful and painful illness with no prospect of healing, it is not good to have the freedom to decide your own end with your own will. In the end, there is also the option of euthanasia, which may also lead to the feeling of trying a little harder on the contrary.
It is relieved like “amulet” if it is one of the choices of life
Since childhood, life has always been a virtue. No matter how hard your life is, you have to work hard. Even if you are in poor health, you have to work hard and stay alive until the very end. Such pressure is not the main factor that causes people to worry and be uneasy. It may be connected with a sense of security just like “amulet” simply by saying that there is also an option called euthanasia in the end as one option of life.
I do not want to take care or inconvenience to my family
If you become ill and unable to move, you may be taking care of your family, but you may find that you do not want to bother you.
There is no need to save money for future anxiety
With the euthanasia system, you can spend money on your own life plan without wasting money for future fears. You can use it for your favorite golf, bonsai, cars, etc., go abroad, and you can make a spa trip while your family is well-planned. You can plan to leave your earned money to your family or spend it yourself.
People can feel a sense of security without spending a budget
If a bill acknowledging euthanasia is enacted, it will not require a budget for doctors simply because they do not apply suicide aiding charges, so many people with a wide variety of values have peace of mind without spending a budget.
I suppose that on Sunday July 21st, we will find out whether the Japanese people want to ‘Consider the Euthanasia System.’