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.
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.”
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.
Ayano Hamauchi, the clinical psychotherapist, started in late January connecting former patients and counsellors not harmed in the fire through Twitter.
Not only did the arson attack claim the lives of patients and counsellors, but it also abruptly deprived other patients of the opportunity to receive counseling at the clinic.
The groups will intensively handle such calls on Feb. 2, Feb. 12 and Feb. 22. The campaign comes at a time when visits to psychiatric hospitals by the groups for meetings with inpatients have been restricted amid the coronavirus pandemic.