Category: Intellectual disabilities

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Tokyo man arrested for abducting intellectually disabled woman and committing obscene acts

“The suspect is reported to have said, “I thought that a child with intellectual disabilities would come home,” “I can no longer control my feelings about her.””

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Oita District Court rejects damages claim after apartment manager died after altercation with disabled resident

“On August 22nd, the Oita District Court ruled in a lawsuit in which the plaintiffs, were seeking damages totaling approximately 53.64 million yen. The case concerned an incident that occurred in 2014, when an unemployed man with an intellectual disability aged 42 and the caretaker managing the apartment where he lived, who was aged 62, both died following an altercation.”

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Hyogo Bar Association: DNA collection from intellectually disabled woman “illegal with no valid consent”

“The police station requested the woman voluntarily come to the station  in May, and the woman visited the station with her mother. The clerk collected DNA from the woman’s mouth. The station claims that the collection was made with written consent. On the other hand, the woman said that she “did not agree” and that her mother did not approve. The station sent a document to the woman for allegedly damaging the property.”

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Undisclosed settlement reached at Nagoya High Court over death of a disabled man

“The corporation that operates the facility offered a payment of 18 million yen, but the bereaved family said, “..there is a difference in the amount of compensation between the healthy person and the disabled person…I am against it,” and was seeking compensation of more than 72 million yen, the same amount as a healthy person.”

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Japan’s Local Govts Increasing Disabled Job Applicants to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities

“An increasing number of prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities in Japan are expanding the scope of disabled people qualified to take exams for regular jobs at the public-sector offices to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities. Previously, the job exams had been available to people with physical disabilities.”