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“Power harassment”, which includes verbal intimidation, emotional abuse, and forcing employees to work overtime with no pay, and “karoshi“ (or “death from over-work”), are becoming real perils in Japan.
On a careful reading of its character description you will notice that unlike its Olympic counterpart, the Paralympic mascot is not explicitly described as “athletic”.
"Instead of developing new technologies that might prove unsuitable, why not at the very least also train more professional carers?"
With only three years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, the Japanese government will have to work quickly to make the games truly barrier-free.
"Why is Japan's implementation of "barrier free" so excessively luxurious?"
"Will (people living with Aspergers syndrome) be happy to hear the term asupe used as slang, I wonder?"
Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”