Category: Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Japan

Man in wheelchair sues department store over wine-tasting refusal

“Just when he was tasting a second serving of wine in a space where customers could try wine for about 1,000 yen per serving, an employee handed him a paper reading, “Customers using a wheelchair or an electric wheelchair are asked to refrain from tasting wine.” ”

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‘Elevator at Nagoya Castle!’ Aichi disability groups appeal to Governor to reconsider renovation plans

“An executive committee made up of a group of people with disabilities based in Aichi prefecture, who are against the policy of Nagoya City not to install an elevator in the castle tower when it is restored with a wooden floor, met on September 19th with Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, and asked the city to work towards the installation of an elevator.”

Disability Discrimination Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Health ministry confirms names of 3,033 forced sterilization victims

“[S]ome 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized in this way. However, the ministry was able to find only 6,066 applications to conduct the procedure, now considered inhumane, of which 5,676 were approved. Of these, records of 4,987 people receiving these surgeries have been found, though only 3,033 of their names could be confirmed.”