Category: Japan

Crime Disability Japan

Prosecutors seek death penalty for man accused of killing three at Kawasaki nursing home

“Prosecutors on Thursday said they are seeking the death penalty for a man charged with murdering three elderly residents at a Kawasaki nursing home in 2014 by throwing them from balconies.”

Disability Eugenics Japan

Second lawsuit eyed against government over eugenics law, as records in 13 prefectures show sterilizations of children aged 15 and below

“A Hokkaido man in his 70s plans to file a lawsuit seeking damages from the government over his forced sterilization at around age 20 under the 1948 eugenic protection law, sources said Thursday, as a related investigation unearthed documents showing children aged 15 and below — including one as young as 9 — were also sterilized under the law.”

Disability Japan

Japan seeks to help disabled women “Become a big fighting force”

“The enforcement of revised Employment Promotion Law of Persons with Disabilities in April this year, the proportion of people with disabilities (statutory employment rate) to be hired by companies etc. was raised by 0.2% to 2.2%. It is difficult for women to balance childbirth and raising children with jobs, but for those with disabilities , the degree of difficulty is further increased. In order to demonstrate their abilities, certain considerations and an appropriate response are necessary.”