11 Months Since Sagamihara Massacre of Disabled 相模原障害者殺傷 月命日で施設前に献花台

Translated from “相模原障害者殺傷 月命日で施設前に献花台” published on Monday June 26th 2017 by NHK


The Original Japanese text follows after the English translation.

June 26th marks 11 months since the attack at a facility for the intellectually disabled in Sagamihara city, and a flower table was set up in front of the facility in order to mourn the 19 people who were murdered, the officials handed the flowers quietly as they prayed for the dead.

Last July 26th, a former employee’s stabbed the residents one after another at the intellectually disabled facility “Tsukui Yamayuri Garden” in Sagamihara City, 19 people were killed and 27 people were injured seriously.

The facility is currently it is closed as it is reconstructed and more than 100 residents are moving to another facility in Yokohama city in April to live.

Takeshi Inagura said, “I felt that since it was going to be a year soon, I shall put my hands together whilst looking back thinking many thoughts about the past year and I am grateful that some people will come along this day from a distance as well.”

The dedication flower bed is installed until 4 pm on the 26th.

Original Japanese Text:

相模原障害者殺傷 月命日で施設前に献花台

6月26日 11時10分









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