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2021年07月26日 AdvocacyStatement

This year 2021 marks five years since the “Sagamihara killing of disabled people”

This year 2021 marks five years since the “Sagamihara killing of disabled people” occurred on 26 July 2016, in which people residing at Tsukui Yamayurien in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, were attacked, claiming 19 precious lives and seriously injuring 26 others. With the growing sense of stagnation in Japan, partly due to the Corona 19 pandemic that began in 2020, there has been no end to hate speech and hate crimes against minorities, including people with disabilities. On the fifth anniversary of the incident, we must remember the regret of each victim and continue the fight against eugenics to ensure that a similar incident never happens again. We also pledge…

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2021年06月09日 Advocacy

2 years on the Lump-sum Payment Act to compensate damage caused by forced eugenic surgery under the former Eugenic Protection Act

(Photo: Ms.Chizuko SASAKI ) (Past) Ms. Chizuko SASAKI (佐々木千津子,1947-2013) with cerebral palsy was a member of CIL Tego-s which is one our the member organization of DPI-Japan. Chizuko was one of 25,000 victims of forced sterilization under the former Eugenic Protection Law (1948-1996) which forced sterilization surgeries on people with hearing, vision, physical, intellectual, psychosocial and other disabilities and other persons who were considered as having disabilities. Chizuko’s uterus had been irradiated with cobalt 60 when she was 20 years old as a condition for entering into an institution. The fight that Chizuko and other women started more than 20 years ago finally got some recognition by the Japan government…

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2020年12月08日 Life with Dignity

DPI-Japan’ Statement about the Bill on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology

DPI-Japan has published the following statement regarding the Bill. (The bill has passed both the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives and became Law on 4th December 2020.) DPI-Japan’ Statement about the Bill on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology November 30th, 2020 To: Mr. YOSHIIE Hiroyuki, Chairmen of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, House of Representatives DPI-JAPAN is a civil society organization of people with disabilities, consisting of 94 disabled people’s organisations in Japan, aiming at an inclusive society where no one is separated from their communities because of their disabilities. We are deeply concerned about…

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2020年04月22日 International CooperationStatement

Our Rights to Life during the Covid-19
– Emergency Statement from Persons with Disabilities at Risk-
April 20, 2020

World Independent Living Center Network(WIN)  We are global network of Independent Living Centers that support people with disabilities to live in the community regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This network was established in July 2017 at the Global IL Summit in Washington, DC and since, people with disabilities across borders are coming together to carry out activities and missions. With CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) is raging around the world, we are facing alarming crisis that people with disabilities are left behind and unable to receive crucial support that they need. UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD, adopted 2007) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons…

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2019年07月18日 Accessibility

Updated information on “Yokohama hotels demanding payment for accessibility to UK Paralympic team”

The media reported in April that hotels in Yokohama demanded British Paralympic team payment for making barrier-free rooms as well as converting the rooms back afterwards ( Ingle, The Guardian,24th April 2019) Receiving a lot of request to respond to the discriminatory case, DPI Japan got the answer to our inquiry from the Cabinet Secretariat on 11th July. They said that the issue was cleared as bellow: – Initially, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) asked a hotel to make 10 rooms accessible for the team of wheelchair users to stay together. – However, the hotel were concerned if they could financially maintain the rooms after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and…

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