Category: Podcast

Disability Forced Sterilization Japan Podcast

Disability News Japan Podcast Episode 88: Japanese Government Ordered to Pay Damages over Forced Sterilization

The Tokyo High Court overturned a lower court ruling, ordering the Japanese government to pay 15 million yen in damages to a 78-year-old man over forced sterilization under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.

Eugenics Japan Podcast

Disability News Japan Podcast Episode 87: Pre-implantation screening raises spectre of eugenics for disabled people in Japan

Katsunori Fujii, a representative of the Japan Council on Disability held a press conference November 27th 2020 on the then proposed ‘Law on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology’, saying that the law allows for the possibility of a ‘eugenic policy’ and creates a ‘sense of crisis’ for people with disabilities.

Barrier Free Disability Podcast Travel Wheelchair

Disability News Japan Podcast Episode 82: Japan’s Transport Ministry offers “administrative guidance” to JR Kyushu after wheelchair user was refused access to train

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has issued administrative guidance to Kyushu Railway Co. (JR Kyushu) over an inability to provide assistance to a wheelchair user in Nagasaki Prefecture when the station had no personnel present, sometimes referred to as an ‘unmanned station.’