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Coronavirus Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

IPC President responds to Games Postponement

IPC President, Andrew Parsons said: reaction:

“Postponing the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak is absolutely the right thing to do.   The health and well-being of human life must always be our number one priority and staging a sport event of any kind during this pandemic is simply not possible.”

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In response to COVID-19 Japanese company provides teleworking system for employees with disabilities

Daisuke Sugimoto, a representative of the company ‘D&I’ – Diversity and Inclusion’ is taking measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in light of the growing number of companies recommending telecommuting and teleworking due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and will provide D&I’s service for people with disabilities through the ‘Enkaku Cloud’, free of charge from March 11, 2020 to April 30, 2020.


Coronavirus Disability Education Hokkaido

As coronavirus closes special needs schools Hokkaido disability groups request alternative arrangements

Following the closure of all special needs schools in Hokkaido due to the spread of the new coronavirus, parents and other groups have requested the Education Committee to create a place for children with disabilities.

Six organizations, including parents with children with disabilities, such as intellectual disability and autism, made requests to the school’s Board of Education, Yoshihiro Sato, and submitted a request.

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Japan’s Welfare Ministry reports at least 630 disability welfare providers are making fraudulent claims

The disability welfare services that support the lives and employment of persons with disabilities that were in illegal receipt of national benefits through operating companies, came to at least about 2.63 billion yen in the fiscal years from 2014 to 2018, Kyodo News found in a local government survey.

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After previous infractions, Hyogo Prefecture disability group files petition over disability parking spaces

“We want you to educate the government so that people who need support can use it. With this in mind, a group of persons with disabilities in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, applied for a petition to the city council, but the adoption was banned by the Standing Committee of the City Council Welfare Education on February 20th. In response to the imprisonment of a disabled person in 2018, Sanda City advocated the development of a symbiotic town, but did not conduct a fact-finding survey based on requests from the organization.”

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Japanese National championship event for athletes with intellectual disabilities canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

A national championship for athletes with intellectual disabilities has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Special Olympics Nippon National Winter Games Hokkaido 2020 were scheduled to kick off this Friday in Hokkaido, northern Japan. But organizers decided to cancel the three-day event on Monday.