Euthanasia is illegal in the country, but it occasionally arises ...
From (David P.)@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 20 16:54:01 2022
Euthanasia is illegal in the country, but it occasionally arises in grisly criminal contexts. In 2016, a man killed 19 people in their sleep at a center for people with disabilities outside Tokyo, claiming that such people should be euthanized because
they “have extreme difficulty living at home or being active in society.”
The horrifying incident provided a seed of an idea for Ms. Hayakawa. “I don’t think that was an isolated incident or thought process within Japanese society,” she said. “It was already floating around. I was very afraid that Japan was turning
into a very intolerant society.”