Category: Japan

Disability Employment Japan Sagamihara

Almost two years after the Sagamihara stabbings, Kanagawa attempts to employ more disabled people

“The Kanagawa prefectural government announced on June 1st that it will extend the target for intellectual and mentally handicapped persons from the current fiscal year on staff recruitment exams that have been implemented for people with disabilities. The prefecture will take the initiative and take action to accept disabled people in response to the incident that occurred at welfare facility for intellectually disabled people in the Sagamihara city based “Tsukui Yamayuri-en” in 2016 that resulted in the deaths of at least 19 of its disabled residents.”

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.”