By Barrier Free Japan, with extracts translated from Yahoo! Japan
“Works” produced in the detention facility by Satoshi Uematsu, a 30-year-old prisoner who killed 19 residents at the facility for the disabled “Tsukui Yamayurien” (Midori-ku, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture), will be displayed on the 23rd October in Tokyo. It will be exhibited at the “Death Row Expression Exhibition”. The victim’s family is disappointed that he “has no feelings of atonement” in the bulleted list of self-righteous claims that he professed before the crime.
Exhibited were “7 item proposals” written on 4 square 2 size tea envelopes. It is a unique “policy” inspired by the then presidential candidate Trump a few months before the crime, with contents such as “legalization of euthanasia,” “legalization of cannabis,” and “promotion of cosmetic surgery.” The organizer called for an exhibition via a member of parliament, and there was an application in July.
Takeshi Ono, the father of Kazuya, who was seriously injured while saving his life, said, “It is clear that he has not faced the crime even after the death sentence was confirmed. The exhibition itself is his claim. It can be inspiring, and it’s only harmful. “
Taku Fukada, who is in charge of the exhibition, said, “The death row prisoners tend to deepen their feelings of atonement as they exhibit. I want to give them a glimpse of their feelings in Japan, where their treatment is rarely disclosed.”