Category: Disability

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Former health minister supports compensation for forced sterilization victims

“Chikara Sakaguchi, the first Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2001, said that it is “important” to compensate those who underwent forced sterilization surgeries under the defunct eugenics protection law (1948-1996) in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun.”

Crime Disability Discrimination Japan Media

Newspaper deletes articles and apologizes for suggesting ‘Shinkansen stabber’ is autistic

“The Mainichi Shimbun reported the from uncle of the suspect in about the case of killing of 3 people on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line, and the headline “is the suspect autistic?” was used In this expression, giving the impression that the autism is the cause of the crime successively, the Mainichi Newspaper corrected the headline and apologized on 11th.”