Disability Japan Sagamihara

“I want to know who you are”: Father of Sagamihara Victim to contact accused through ‘Victim Participation Program’

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.

Written by Barrier Free Japan with extracts from FNN News

January 28th 2020

YOKOHAMA – The trial of a man accused of killing 19 people and injuring others at a care home in Sagamihara City on July 26th 2016, continued on January 27th at the Yokohama District Court.

Satoshi Uematsu, aged 30, has pleaded not guilty to killing 19 residents and injuring dozens more at the Tsukui Lily Garden facility for people with disabilities in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The accused also said that he thinks it is wrong to contest his ability to be held criminally responsible.

Uematsu said: “It is wrong for (the defense) to argue over my mental competency. I can take responsibility.”

Takashi Ono (pictured below), whose son Kazuya was seriously injured in the attack, said of the accused: “I want you to apologize again. I want to hear about exactly who you are.”

Kazuya Ono, who is forty-six years old, and is the only victim to be referred to by his full real name at the trial, was referred to as Mr. Ono. Ono was severely injured by a knife, which led to a police report being filed immediately after the incident.

Takashi Ono says he will use the ‘Victim Participation Program’ to communicate with Uematsu directly.

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