Category: Mental Health

Assassination of Shinzo Abe Disability Japan Mental Health

Abe Shooter to Undergo Psychiatric Examination

The suspect’s detention and questioning will be halted during the mental examination. Prosecutors will determine whether Yamagami can bear criminal liability based on the examination before making a decision on whether to indict the suspect.

Disability Japan LGBT Mental Health

“Homosexuality is an acquired mental disorder or addiction” members of Japan’s ruling party claim

On June 30th, LGBT and other sexual minorities were discriminated against, such as “homosexuality is an acquired mental disorder or addiction” at a parliamentary meeting of members of the LDP. It was found out by interviewing the people concerned. Support groups for sexual minorities expressed resentment, saying, “It’s a hate speech and it’s not allowed.”


Disability Employment Japan Mental Health

People with mental disabilities in Japan who work shorter hours to be included in the employment numbers

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) is planning to allow mentally disabled people who work 10-20 hours per week to be included in the employment rate for disabled people, which companies are obliged to employ. The aim is to encourage people with disabilities who have difficulty working long hours to take up employment.