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Disability Discrimination Wheelchair

Major suds makers take varied approach to beer tasting by electric wheelchair users

“Disabled rights advocacy groups point out that electric wheelchairs are treated the same as pedestrians under the Road Traffic Act, and pedestrians are not prohibited from drinking alcohol. Therefore, they say, banning chair users from tasting at beer factories constitutes discrimination under the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. They want the ban removed from the NPA guidelines.”

Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Govt accepting unified exam applications from the disabled

“Through the exams, comprising first-round paper tests set for February and subsequent interviews by separate government bodies, a total of 676 people will be hired. The final passers will be posted on March 22.The authority said people can take the exams if two or more years have passed since their junior high school graduation and they have certificates for their disabilities. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 14.”

Disability Independent Living Japan

Fewer foreigners than expected coming to Japan to work as caregiver trainees

“The government is aiming for the nursing care sector to account for 50,000 to 60,000 of those jobs to help make up for a shortage of 340,000 caregivers expected by 2025. But that projection may look overly optimistic, especially in the face of competition from countries including Germany, Singapore and the United States, which also have a shortage of caregivers.”

Disability Japan Sagamihara

“Looking to people with disabilities” a bereaved family writes about Sagamihara killing case

“At the disabled facility “Tsukui Yamayuri Garden” in Sagamihara City, where 19 inhabitants were killed in July 2016, a bereaved family who lost their son (then 41)  wrote a note which was printed in Kyodo News, saying “I would like to see you My thoughts are getting stronger. ” It is two years and four months since the occurrence on 26th. “We are paying more attention to people with disabilities”. ”

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.”