Category: Discrimination

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.”

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Disability groups urge Aichi Governor to act on a possible legal violation regarding Nagoya castle’s accessibility

“The “Aichi Disability Forum” forum pointed out that not installing an elevator in the new castle tower violates the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Law for the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. Such a policy falls under “unfair discriminatory treatment” ”