Category: Kobe

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‘Signal Colour’ detection system to be introduced in Hyogo to help visually impaired cross roads

Hyogo Prefecture has become the first prefecture in Japan to use a new guidance system for the blind and visually impaired whereby the colour of traffic lights can be detected via a smartphone.

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Kobe City to strengthen supervision after suspected abuse at ‘after school’ facilities for people with disabilities

In response to a series of scandals nationwide at the “after-school day service office” that entrusts elementary, junior high and high school students with disabilities after school and on holidays, Kobe City will sent external personnel to patrol the facilities in the city from May.

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Fourteen year old student arrested for attempting to kill twenty-five year old man at Hyogo facility for the disabled

On April 7, the Arima Police Station of the Hyogo Prefectural Police arrested a 14-year-old male student on suspicion of attempted murder for attempting to kill a 25-year-old man at a facility for the intellectually disabled in Kobe City’s Kita Ward. The man is in a critical condition and unconscious.

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479 Leprosy Patients at Sanatorium Dissected after Death

National Sanatorium Kikuchi Keifuen, an isolation facility for leprosy patients in southwestern Japan, had dissected the bodies of 479 patients after death, the facility said.  The facility “cannot escape being accused of disrespecting he human rights,” the report said. The sanatorium also found that there was a period in which the facility made patients sign documents consenting to the dissection of their bodies after death.

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After previous infractions, Hyogo Prefecture disability group files petition over disability parking spaces

“We want you to educate the government so that people who need support can use it. With this in mind, a group of persons with disabilities in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, applied for a petition to the city council, but the adoption was banned by the Standing Committee of the City Council Welfare Education on February 20th. In response to the imprisonment of a disabled person in 2018, Sanda City advocated the development of a symbiotic town, but did not conduct a fact-finding survey based on requests from the organization.”