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Name of care home where disabled residents were killed and injured registered with Japanese Sign Language Institute

As the disability welfare facility in Kanagawa; where 19 disabled residents and 26 others were injured by Satoshi Uematsu in July 2016, is rebuilt in a new location, part of the name of the old facility “Yamayuri” was registered with the Japanese Sign Language Institute on March 27 so that the massacre is not forgotten.

By Barrier Free Japan with extracts translated from The Fukuishi Shimbun via Yahoo! Japan

Apri 17th 2020

KANAGAWA Prefecture – As the disability welfare facility in Kanagawa, where 19 disabled residents and 26 others were injured by Satoshi Uematsu in July 2016, is rebuilt in a new location, part of the name of the old facility “Yamayuri” was registered with the Japanese Sign Language Institute on March 27 so that the massacre is not forgotten.

The site of the old facility – the “Tsukui Yamayurien” – was in Sagamihara City, the new facility the “Serigatani Yamayurien” will be in Yokohama City.

According to the Japanese Sign Language Institute, it is customary not to register proper names. Nevertheless, the institute respected the prefecture’s idea of preventing the incident being forgotten and “Yamayuri” was registered. “Yamayuri” is also a prefectural flower.

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