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Linus C. F. Ip
Social Worker, Canada

First of all, I would like to express my condolences to people in Sagamihara and Japan. In this time of sorrow and loss, we feel sad, even angry with a sense of guilt, for we were not able to prevent such a tragedy.  People from the international community share these emotions and are mourning for the loss of valuable lives at the care facility in Sagamihara.  In difficult times like this, it’s understandable for some people to want to externalize the problem and blame it on “the Others”, on addictions, on mental conditions, on certain professionals, etc.  Yet, we know there are no “Others” in our community, and that acts of violence, addictions and mental illnesses are only symptoms.  They are reflections of deeper unmet needs of the society.  As a social worker and researcher from Canada, I wish to call for solidarity in the research and service community, and express my support for compassionate actions in enhancing understanding and collective healing.

ライナス C. F. Ip (カナダソーシャルワーカー)


みなみ おさむ


Beth, James, Kohima and Luca Sprunt
Forrest, Victoria, Australia

To friends and peers in Japan,
We are shocked and speechless about the attack. Our hearts mourn with you for the loss of your loved ones. We hold you in our prayers and we will always continue to fight for the dignity and rights of people with disabilities everywhere. I choose to feel the strength of the spirits of those who lost their lives in Tsukui Yamayuri En, joining us and giving us strength and persistence – they are now more powerful in this fight for human rights than ever.
With love,

Jane Drabble

May I wish you and all the families of the disabled people murdered in Japan my condolences at this dark, terrible time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May I show solidarity to all disabled people in Japan and I send love to them.


Jo Church (UK)

This breaks my heart in so many ways. I’m sending solidarity and love to all
the victims and their friends and families…
This atrocious hate crime should never be forgotten.
Disabled people and their allies around the world stand with you.

Frank Hall-Bentick AM
Melbourne, Australia

Please pass on my heartfelt condolences to the friends, families and disability movement in Japan for these cruel murders at “Tsukui Yamayuri En”, in Sagamihara City.
A more hateful crime cannot be imagined.
We need to celebrate their lives to show the world that every person with a disability enriches all Societies around the World.

Karen McCulloh
Co-Director: National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
Chicago, Illinois

I send my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Japanese community of people with disabilities and to the family and loved ones of the victims who were killed and those who are suffering from the unimaginable attack at the Tsukui Yamayuri En, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture on July 26, 2016.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
In solidarity,

Joshua White

The Autistic Students & Allies Network of Nash Community College North Carolina offers our condolences and solidarity to the families and friends of the victims of the massacre at Tsukui Yamayuri En. We will continue to fight for the inclusion and acceptance of all disabled people so that we can live our lives safely and without the threat of harm.

Claudia Center
disability rights lawyer,
San Francisco, California.

I was shocked and horrified to read of the ableist massacre of people with disabilities in Sagamihara. Sending my support and solidarity to those killed, the survivors, and the Japanese disability community.

Tina Hogg

[With sorrow and sadness]
我々は、この悲しい時にあなたと一緒に立っています。イギリスからの愛 (原文)

Ted Daffin
Illinois America

Hello my brother and sister in Japan we stand with you and pray for you God bless you , your brother in Chicago

Valerie Freeman

My heart goes out to the victims families, and friends of the horrible
senseless killings of your loved ones! As the mother of two (2)
developmentally delayed adult daughters, I cannot even imagine their lives
ending this way! My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during your
time of grief!

Maria Noah

[Support message for survivors of the massacre]
My fellow disabled folk in Japan and their families.
I am a person on the autism spectrum, but due to various poverty related issues, I am undiagnosed — I’ve been told it is not worth it to diagnose a middle aged woman, even though the symptoms are why I have to live with my parents and cannot work. I have many times had to defend myself from violence — often due to my difference annoying or offending others. Though never such to such an extreme as you have.
My heart has been overflowing with sadness and anger that such a crime has been committed against our community there. Every mention in the U.S. of this atrocity fails to mention anyone’s name — I hope this is to honor traditions surrounding death in your culture and not to erase the existence of those who have died. I honor the spirits of our dead at the hands of that cruel bigot. I have faith that the Kami and Buddha know, even if I do not.
To every mother, father, brother, sister, auntie, uncle, niece and nephew who loved those who have died — I keep a candle lit in honor of your loved ones. I pray for them as I would for my own blood kin.
To every one who has been wounded in body, mind, or spirit by this event, I suffer with you. My heart is with you. Remember, if you can, that the entire world is not populated by people like that man. Though there are enough of them to make it scary to wake up every morning. And sometimes even scarier to go out and do the shopping. I struggle with that every day. I pray that you are able to be braver than I am.
Sincerely, and with great love for my human siblings;



Janine Tregelles
Chief Executive, Royal Mencap Society

From all the staff and volunteers at Mencap, the UK’s largest learning disability charity, we wish to express our deepest sorrow and condolences to families who have lost loved ones in this horrific attack. We also wish to express our solidarity with the disabled community in Japan and people with intellectual disabilities and their families as we all struggle to come to terms with such inexplicable violence towards vulnerable people.

Sue Swenson
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,
US Department of Education.

Dear Friends,
Our hearts are heavy with pain and love as we think of your loss at Tsukui Yamayuri En, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture on 26 July 2016.
For Americans with disabilities and their families, July 26th is important. It is the anniversary of our Americans with Disabilities Act.
Please know that, like you, we continue to hope and work for dignity and brotherhood for all members of the human family, in every nation and every community. We must be especially devoted to those with the most severe disabilities and intellectual disabilities, for they are the most vulnerable.
My beloved son Charlie was profoundly disabled. I include a poem that was written for him by his caregiver, Nate Hajdu. I hope that it will bring you some comfort as it did for me when Nate read the poem at Charlie’s funeral in January of 2013.
We are in this life together. I humbly stand with you.

My Friend Charlie

He is my friend: I am his friend
I help him out: He helps me to learn
I help him to learn: He helps me to grow
I help him to grow: He teaches me to accept

His struggle: Is my struggle
His vulnerability: Leads to my respect
My respect: Leads him to trust
His trust: Leads to my devotion

His availability: Feeds my desire to be needed
I keep his secrets: He keeps mine
We have an arrangement
His lack of self-consciousness: Leads to my tolerance
His constant need for stimulation: Leads to my patience
His discomfort: Sharpens my sensitivity
His unhappiness: Is my challenge
His presence: Eases my isolation
His loyalty: Leads to my loyalty
Which leads to mutual appreciation

His brokenness: Makes me accept my own brokenness
Which leads to healing
His humanity: Leads to personal connection
His steadfastness: Centers me

His smile: Is my reward
His joy: Lifts my spirits
His happiness: Gives me a sense of purpose
His struggles: Expose my anxieties
Which tests me
Then strengthens me
And in turn bolsters my faith

In guiding: I am guided
In helping: I am helped
In teaching: I am taught

In his laughter: There is joy
In that joy: There is energy
In that energy: There is spirit
In that spirit: There is grace

Charlie and Nate

A day at the beach with Nate and Charlie

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy
Ambassador of the United States of America to Japan

On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured. I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news of the attack at Tsukui-Yamayuri-En in Sagamihara. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the people of Sagamihara at this difficult time.

I can only imagine how much pain and fear the community of people with disabilities must be feeling right now. People with disabilities have been the victims of hate crimes all over the world, and we must work together to ensure their safety. We must also preserve the rights and dignity of all members of our communities regardless of any disability. It is our duty as human beings to respect one another in all of our rich diversity, and we must commit ourselves to putting an end to the hate that fueled this tragedy.

The United States stands with you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences for your loss.


米国民を代表して、死傷された方々のご家族および最愛の方々に対し、最も深い哀悼の意を表します。相模原市の「津久井やまゆり園」への襲撃という悲報に接し、深い衝撃と悲しみにたえません。私たちの想いと祈りは、困難なこの時にある被害者のご家族および相模原市の皆様と共にあります。 障がい者コミュニティーの皆様が現在感じていらっしゃるに違いない苦しみと恐怖は、どれほどのものであろうかは想像することしかできません。障がいのある人々は世界中でヘイトクライムの被害を受けてきました。私たちは障がい者の安全を確保すべく共に取り組んでいかねばなりません。また、障がいの有無に関わらず、社会の全ての人の権利と尊厳を守り続けなければなりません。多様性に溢れる中あらゆる面で、お互いを尊重し合うことが人間としての義務です。私たちは、この悲劇を煽ったヘイトに終止符を打つ決意をしなければなりません。


Lauro L. Purcil Jr.

On behalf of the ASEAN Disability Forum, Philippines we share the deepsadness and terror that this hate crime delivers. This only shows the imperative of our solidarity to even work harder for the promotion of the UNCRPD.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, our fellows in the community and the Japanese people.

Eleanor Lisney and Dennis Queen
U K.

We held a vigil here in London. Here are the photos of the people who attended, most of them are disabled. We took photos of the messages they wrote. We met the Counsellor from the Japanese Embassy, Masahiro Yoshida – giving him the flowers and Book of condolence. We hope you will manage to translate some of the messages.
There were also some people there with learning disabilities/ intellectual disabilities from People First.
We hope you have a good memorial and very sorry we could not be there.
Best wishes

Petra Kuppers
Professor, English, Women’s Studies, Art and Design, Theatre
University of Michigan

I am sending my solidarity to the Japanese disability community, and my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims of Tsukui Yamayuri En. Like many other disabled people world-wide, I feel so deeply saddened by the loss of life. May we all witness and come to appreciate the beauty and fragility of human diversity.
With love,





Tugeemel Khugjil (Universal Progress) independent Living center

この悲しい事件を無駄にすることなく、私たちは悲し みを乗り越えて、さらなる飛躍へと進んでいきましょう。
遠くモンゴル・ウランバートルより  日本の皆さまに、障がい者運動の連携を!

Magda(lena) Szarota
Doctoral research student
Department of Sociology | Lancaster University
The Association of Disabled Women, ONE.pl,

“No words will suffice to express our sorrow and grief. We keep thinking about all the victims of the Tsukui Yamayuri En mass murder and their families and close ones. Those 19 lives shall never be forgotten. In solidarity,
best regards

Kathy Powers

My deepest regrets of the tragedy of your most vulnerable population. May love and sunshine smile upon the families.