Category: Disability

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Ex-Doctor Denies Murder of ALS Patient at Kyoto Court

A former doctor on Monday pleaded not guilty of murdering an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient in conspiracy with another doctor at the victim’s request.

 “I didn’t conspire or murder,” Naoki Yamamoto, 45, said in the first hearing of his trial at Kyoto District Court.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department confirms “A person was shot with a gun” in Machida, Tokyo

According to investigative sources, around 8:00 pm on May 26th, there was a call to 110 in Machida City, Tokyo, saying, “A person seems to have been shot with a handgun.” The Metropolitan Police Department is confirming the details of situation, m that there is one injured person and eyewitness information that two men escaped from the scene in a passenger car.

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Magazine ‘Newsweek Japan’ Calls ‘Hiroshima Mazda disability TikTok Video’ Apology “unbelievable”

On May 17th ‘Newsweek Japan’ published an editorial saying it: “…served as a reminder of how far Japanese corporate society is separated from global standards…the apology was unbelievable, as it apologised not to the disabled but to “customers and all concerned” for “causing concern and inconvenience”.

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Japan to Review Foreign Worker Regulations to Ease Labor shortage in Care Sector

The Japanese government is considering expanding the scope of duties foreign carers can perform to alleviate chronic labor shortages in the nursing care sector, it has been learned.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry plans to review current regulations, including a rule that blocks foreign workers from conducting home visits.

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Japanese University Student with Intractable Condition Plans Show to Bring Disabled Children to a Fashion Runway

Torii Mozu, 20, a second-year university student from Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, who is a wheelchair user due to an incurable disease and works as a model and influencer, will hold a fashion show by children with disabilities in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, on May 21. She hopes that the next generation will be able to do what she was unable to do when she was a teenager,” says Torii, who is now trying to open up a new path.