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It's up to all of us to end the dehumanization of disabled people 

Congenital Minamata disease patient Isamu Nagai high-fives a caretaker as he arrives at Oruge-Noa, a group care home for disabled people including Minamata disease patients, in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, September 13, 2017. Nagai was born in 1957 and cannot walk due to congenitally deformed legs

The dignity and respect afforded disabled people in Japan is an example to the rest of the world Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "MINAMATA VICTIMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC18B7664CB0

Cassandra Chiu
Founder and Psychotherapist, The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre
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