Category: Disability

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

International Paralympic Committee President hails new Japanese PM Suga as a “keen advocate and supporter of the Paralympic Games”

“Mr. Suga is a keen advocate and supporter of the Paralympic Games, the Paralympic Movement and the transformational impact next year’s Games will have on driving social inclusion in Japan.”

Disability Hansen's disease Kobe Kumamoto

479 Leprosy Patients at Sanatorium Dissected after Death

National Sanatorium Kikuchi Keifuen, an isolation facility for leprosy patients in southwestern Japan, had dissected the bodies of 479 patients after death, the facility said.  The facility “cannot escape being accused of disrespecting he human rights,” the report said. The sanatorium also found that there was a period in which the facility made patients sign documents consenting to the dissection of their bodies after death.

Abuse Care Disability Japan

CEO of Saitama care facility for the disabled re-arrested on suspicion of assault

A 54-year-old CEO of a facility for people with disabilities has been arrested and charged with hitting a woman who had been admitted to a facility for the disabled in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture. This was the second time the CEO was arrested after having been once arrested for sexually assaulting the woman at her home in Satte City, Saitama Prefecture in July. The CEO denies some of the accusations.

Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan

Sixty-six new COVID-19 infections confirmed at Yokohama facility for the disabled

Yokohama City announced on September 10th that 66 men and women between the ages of 10 and 90 have been newly confirmed as infected with the new coronavirus. Three users and five staff members are newly infected at a facility for the disabled operated by the social welfare corporation “Shirane Gakuen” where a cluster has occurred.

Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan

Relatives of people with disabilities in Japan feel the pain of visiting restrictions during pandemic

In residential facilities for children with severe disabilities who have both intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, on high alert to the possibility of new coronavirus infections, access problems continue.
Some parents have been unable to see their children for nearly half a year.

Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan

Yokohama facility for people with intellectual disabilities with 40 COVID-19 cases suspends day care service

According to the municipal government , the outbreak was revealed in the Hikarinooka “Firefly” facility in Asahi Ward, Yokohama, which is a facility for people with intellectual disabilities. The social welfare corporation that manages the facility decides to suspend the use of day-care facilities for the time being.