By Barrier Free Japan with extracts translated from The Huffington Post Japan
July 29 2021
July 26 2021 marked the five year anniversary of what is now oreferred to as the ‘Sagamihara Stabbings’, when in the early hours of July 26th 2016, Satoshi Uematsu, a former employee of the ‘Tsukui Yamayuri En’ care home for people with disabilites, killed 19 residents with disabilites and injured 24 other residents and two employees of the care home. Uematsu was later sentenced to death by the Yokohama District Court.
Uematsu allegedly wasn’t the only one who said, “I hope there are no disabled people,” as some senior staff members clearly said, “The fact that they are kept alive is a waste of our precious taxes.”