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Seeking inclusive society two years after massacre at facility for disabled

  • July 21, 2018
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Saturday’s “NHK Special” took up the fatal stabbing rampage that occurred two years ago at a residential facility for people with intellectual disabilities in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, leaving 19 people dead and 27 others injured. The incident sent shock waves through Japanese society because the perpetrator, a former employee of the facility, stated that he committed the crime based on his belief that people with disabilities who are unable to communicate create misfortune for society. The program highlighted the efforts by families of people with intellectual disabilities and students studying psychology to seek an inclusive society.

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