A fire broke out in Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture on the night of the 14th, and one group home was completely destroyed. At the time of the fire, there were six men with intellectual disabilities in their 50s and 60s who moved into the facility, but all of them escaped safely under the guidance of the facility staff.
A man accused of indecency, violation of prefectural nuisance prevention ordinances and invasion of a residence, for alleged repeated indecent actions such as showing his naked and touching the body against multiple women with intellectual disabilities was sentenced on July 17th.
A boy (17) with intellectual disabilities who attends a special needs school at a support facility for people with disabilities in Tomitabayashi City, Osaka, who used a cutter knife to threaten staff and steal their keys and escape was arrested in the afternnon of 6th July.
A national championship for athletes with intellectual disabilities has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Special Olympics Nippon National Winter Games Hokkaido 2020 were scheduled to kick off this Friday in Hokkaido, northern Japan. But organizers decided to cancel the three-day event on Monday.
On February 13th. the Fukuoka Prefectural Police arrested a man, aged 48, on suspicion of forced obscene behavior with a girl with intellectual disabilities in a toilet. The suspect is reported to have said that he did it “to satisfy sexual desire.”
“Two and a half years have passed since the Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education accepted students with intellectual disabilities in ‘mainstream’ schools in three prefectural high schools. These students will graduate in March next year.”