Category: Forced Sterilization

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

914 forced sterilization disabled victims newly identified in Japan

“More than 900 victims of forced sterilizations have been newly identified in 11 prefectures under the postwar Eugenic Protection Law, according to the latest Asahi Shimbun survey.

The additional records and documents found between mid-May and mid-March list 914 names of men and women in 11 prefectures, bringing the total to 4,773 in 29 prefectures.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Disabled people in Sendai hold protest demonstrations over forced sterilization

“Participants came from the Hokkaido area right down to Okinawa Prefecture with banners reading “Where is the country’s apologies to victims of forced sterilization surgery!” While raising banners with the text “I want to decide whether to give birth or not myself”, they marched for about 1 hour around Miyagi prefectural office and downtown area.”