Category: Abuse

Abuse Care Disability Japan Sagamihara

Care home near Tokyo tried to cover up abuse of disabled resident

In one of the video clips, a staff member placed the seated man on a luggage cart and proceeded to punch him twice in the face after being bitten. The other clip showed a different staff member kicking the man in the leg from the side to stop him from kicking a window while seated on the floor.

Abuse Disability Japan

143 people with disabilities abused in Hyogo prefecture in Fiscal Year 2020, the highest number ever, 40% higher from previous year

The number of confirmed cases of abuse of persons with disabilities in Hyogo Prefecture in FY2020 rose to 143, compared to the previous year. The number of cases increased by nearly 40% from 104, the prefectural government found. The increase is higher than the 1.09 times increase from the previous year in the national survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Abuse Disability Japan

Record number of abuse of persons with disabilities reported in Japan, at least 2,665, at home or in institutions

In fiscal year 2020, the number of people with disabilities who were abused at home or in institutions in Japan totalled 2,665 as identified by local governments nationwide. This was an increase of 267 from the previous fiscal year. The number of consultations and reports also increased to 9,421, 902 more than the previous year, both of which are the highest numbers ever, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced the number on March 29.

Abuse Care Disability Intellectual disabilities Japan

People with disabilities allegedly abused at Chiba facility, made to hold two sandbags of 5kg in weight for four hours

According to the city, in June 2020 and June 2009, a staff member at the school abused a user who had gone into someone else’s rice field by making him stand for four hours with a 5 kg bag of sand in both hands with the consent of the facility director. In response to the city’s investigation, he said:

“I thought that if I didn’t let them understand their problematic behavior, they would have trouble when they go out into the world. I didn’t think it was abuse.”

Abuse Coronavirus COVID-19 Elderly Japan

Elder abuse by family members at home in Japan stood at 17,281 cases in 2020, the highest number ever, 25 deaths

On December 24th, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced the results of a survey that the number of cases of abuse of elderly people at home in 2020 increased by 2.1% from the previous year to 17,281 cases, a record high. There were 25 deaths, an increase of 10 from the previous year.