Category: Sagamihara

Disability Japan Sagamihara

The Sagamihara Stabbings four years on: “An environment is needed to be created where all people with disabilities live without hesitation.”

Many people Sunday visited the scene of an attack on a care home for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, four years ago to mourn the victims. 

Abuse Disability Japan Sagamihara

Amid COVID-19 crisis in Japan, an investigation into abuse of disabled people at a care home and site of mass murder is dismissed

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the investigation into abuse of people with disabilities at a facility in Kanagawa prefecture is about to be dismissed. New suspicions of abuse emerged last autumn regarding the “Tsukui Yamayurien” facility in Sagamihara City, in Kanagawa Prefecture, which became a stage of mass murder four years ago. The prefecture suddenly announced on May 18 that it would stop verifying cases of abuse, and some are skeptical.

Disability Japan Sagamihara

Name of care home where disabled residents were killed and injured registered with Japanese Sign Language Institute

As the disability welfare facility in Kanagawa; where 19 disabled residents and 26 others were injured by Satoshi Uematsu in July 2016, is rebuilt in a new location, part of the name of the old facility “Yamayuri” was registered with the Japanese Sign Language Institute on March 27 so that the massacre is not forgotten.

Disability Japan Sagamihara

As death sentence is finalized, Sagamihara killer says he was “wrong to continue the trial”

The death penalty was handed down to Satoshi Uematsu on March 16 for killing 19 residents at a facility for the intellectually disabled in Sagamihara , and later his lawyer dropped the appeal and the death penalty was finalized. “I was wrong to continue the trial, but there was a conflict in my heart,” Uematsu said.