Category: Kobe

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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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Kobe resident with cerebral palsy, Yumi Suzuki, files civil lawsuit over forced sterilization

“Yumi Suzuki, a woman with cerebral palsy, who is now 63 years old, filed a civil law suit at the Kobe District Court on Wednesday February 27th seeking compensation of 11 million yen for violations she experienced under the former Eugenic Protection Law, which was a law enforced in Japan from 1948 until 1996.

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Forced sterilization court case in Kobe reveals policy of infertility treatment on ‘unhappy children’

“The policy of Hyogo prefecture at this time clearly states that the policy was to “seek medical assistance from physicians to aggressively perform eugenic surgery by doctor’s application, and guidance and awareness of stakeholders”. It was also recorded that a system to subsidize the costs of forced sterilization surgery was introduced depending on the type of disability.”