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Disability Earthquake Hokkaido Independent Living Japan

Quake-hit Hokkaido to build large temp homes for elderly, disabled to keep communities

“The northernmost prefecture plans to have the facilities ready for prospective residents before the end of this year, they said. Hokkaido has devised the plan so that these people displaced by the quake can stay together and maintain their communities. It is hoped that the arrangement can prevent their health from worsening due to sudden changes in their living conditions caused by the quake disaster. The project is the first of its kind in Japan, according to experts.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

NHK Reports on Forced Sterilized and the Japanese Government’s ‘non-disclosure policy’

“The nondisclosure policy, which would even be applied to victims with surgery records, is designed to protect the victims’ privacy, say its drafters. But caregivers of victims with intellectual disabilities and experts suspect that its hidden goal is to limit the number of people who come forward to receive the compensation.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Gov’t silence on sterilization damage to victims faces criticism from experts

“The nondisclosure policy, which would even be applied to victims with surgery records, is designed to protect the victims’ privacy, say its drafters. But caregivers of victims with intellectual disabilities and experts suspect that its hidden goal is to limit the number of people who come forward to receive the compensation.”

Disability Japan Padded Jobs

Ensure govt entities are prepared to accept more disabled employees

“The government must create an environment in which disabled people can work stably without overexerting themselves by tailoring work duties and working hours to suit their individual characteristics. It is important to learn from good examples in the private sector and expand the range of places where disabled people can demonstrate their abilities while working.”