Just over a week has passed since the mass killing of disabled people at a care facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, left 19 dead and 26 injured.

In the wake of the July 26 attack at Tsukui Yamayuri En, it emerged that suspect Satoshi Uematsu, 26, had been committed to a mental hospital after he made threats to kill people with disabilities earlier this year.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has since announced that the government will seek further measures on compulsory hospitalization.