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Editorial: Remembering the importance of life 1 year after Sagamihara killings

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Uematsu, 27, has yet to go on trial over the killings, and central elements such as how he came to hold the irrational [sic]* motive for his crime -- that the disabled are not valuable enough to live -- have not yet been divulged.

Survivors of the attack are now living temporarily at a facility in Yokohama and elsewhere. Many of them are said to still suffer from the trauma of the horrendous incident.

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Quote 2:
The prefectural government has now proposed opening new, smaller facilities in Sagamihara and Yokohama in four years' time. Building small, homely group facilities would open more options, officials say. Time will be spent on checking the opinions of disabled people to decide where they will live.

The group representing families has expressed firm resistance to this proposal**...

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*Eugenics is morally wrong, but, given the bigotry we are all force-fed from birth, like a goose whose liver is destined to be pâté -- it can hardly be called "irrational."

**The government is not even proposing sending the survivors back to live with their families, only building new, smaller, group homes closer to their communities. ...And the residents' families are still protesting. What a nightmare to survive the horrors of that night, only to realize how much your own families do not want you.

...And next year, Tokyo will host the Paralympics.

...I feel slightly sick, right now.

Date: 2017-07-26 05:22 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
... oof.

>>...I feel slightly sick, right now.<<

Yeah.

Date: 2017-07-26 06:46 pm (UTC)
igenlode: The pirate sloop 'Horizon' from "Treasures of the Indies" (Default)
From: [personal profile] igenlode
I don't remember this ever being reported at the time -- it's the first I've heard of the event.

Date: 2017-07-26 06:50 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
It was all over Japanese media. (I read for language practice, then back-check the English edition.)

A quick search indicates it did make some non-regional sources, but I don't know how long it stuck to the front page.

Date: 2017-07-26 09:58 pm (UTC)
igenlode: The pirate sloop 'Horizon' from "Treasures of the Indies" (Default)
From: [personal profile] igenlode
Looking at the date, I think we were sailing in Norfolk that week last year, so wouldn't have seen any newspapers at all...

Japan doesn't get reported much in this country; the only coverage I remember seeing recently is various follow-up articles on the current status of the Fukushima disaster (still not good, the last I heard) :-(

Date: 2017-07-26 09:07 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: sign reads "torture chamber unsuitable for wheelchair users" (even more access fail)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Ahhhh.

Date: 2017-07-26 11:24 pm (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
oh my god D:

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