Category: Japan

Disability Eugenics Japan

Records show prejudice behind sterilization of disabled people

“Thousands of people with hereditary diseases, mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities were sterilized across Japan between 1949 and 1992 under the Eugenic Protection Law aimed at “preventing the birth of inferior offspring.””

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Disability Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to enforce ordinances to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities in time for 2020 Paralympics

“Anticipating the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in three years, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will consider the idea of ​​an ordinance to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities, including the publication of the name of the business when the business is discriminating against disabled people or being non-inclusive, and such ordinances will be enforced from next October.”