Category: Osaka Building Arson

Japan Mental Health Osaka Building Arson

People Linked to Arson-Hit Osaka Clinic Helping Ex-Patients

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.

Japan Mental Health Osaka Building Arson

Disability News Japan Podcast Episode 85: Suspect in Fire at Osaka Mental Health Clinic Dies

The deceased suspect, Morio Tanimoto was a patient at the clinic. People who knew him have said he apparently lived a lonely life after going through a divorce and the deaths of family members and may have been suicidal.

All 25 victims have been identified, including the clinic’s director, Kotaro Nishizawa, 49, according to the police. A total of 27 people, including Tanimoto, were taken to hospitals after the fire.