A total of thirteen people, eight players and five staff members arrived in Japan. They waved to the press and said “Hello” in Japanese. The team will hold a pre-training camp in Kanazawa City, as officials have confirmed they have all tested negative for COVID-19 following their arrival at Narita airport near Tokyo.
“The number of seriously ill patients in the 40-to-early 60s age range is increasing, so it is necessary to speed up vaccinations. If this generation gets vaccinated, then the younger generations, which include their children, will be more willing to get the vaccine.”
Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the facilities where people with disabilities work in Okayama Prefecture are under pressure. Events were cancelled one after another due to infection prevention measures, and opportunities to sell products such as handmade bread and handicrafts, which were sources of income, decreased sharply. This is because the number of orders from business partners has decreased significantly at business establishments that process parts as a subcontractor. Each facility is trying to find a way to develop sales channels and develop new products in order to support the lives of people with disabilities.
On July 31st, Gunma Prefecture announced that three employees and three users of a welfare service center for the disabled in the jurisdiction of the Isesaki Public Health Center had been confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus on the same day.
“These 19 people are our friends. I would like you to feel the depth and severity of discrimination against persons with disabilities with the awareness that” I am one of the killed friends. “July. I want you to make the 26th a day to think about their life. “
Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa and Kazuma Otsuki, who heads a group formed by the families of victims, offered flowers at a memorial on the grounds of Tsukui Yamayuri En, where a former employee killed 19 residents and injured 24 others on July 26, 2016. Two employees were also hurt.
July 26th 2021 marks the five year anniversary of what is now often referred to as the ‘Sagamihara Stabbings’, when in the early hours of July 26th 2016, Satoshi Uematsu, a former employee of the ‘Tsukui Yamayuri En’ or ‘Tsukui Lily Garden’ care home for people with disabilites, killed 19 residents with disabilites and injured at least 26 others.
Members of the All Japan Council for the Visually Impaired, a group of visually impaired people, have inspected the dangers of JR Ochanomizu Station (Chiyoda Ward) and Yoyogi Station (Shibuya Ward), both of which have steps on the platform. At Ochanomizu Station, which does not have a platform door, they believe that people could fall off the platform.
“As a parent, I have no words to describe what my child has been through at school. What kind of nerve is it to make fun of that as an adult? It’s a dark joke that a song by someone like this should be played at the Paralympics. It could be traumatic. Even if it happened 27 years ago, it’s not acceptable.”
Keigo Oyamada, who was in charge of composing the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, has informed officials of his intention to resign.
According to Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic officials, Keigo Oyamada, who was in charge of composing the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, informed officials of his intention to resign on the 19th.
It followed days of controversy over his confessions in magazines published in the 1990s in which he boasted about bullying disabled people in his childhood.
Mr. Oyamada had been criticized for saying in interviews with magazines and other media that he bullied his classmates and disabled people when he was a student. The organizing committee said it hoped Oyamada would “continue to make every effort to prepare for the Games until the end,” after he posted an apology on his official website.
Oyamada, who was in charge of composing some of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympics, had apologized for bullying disabled classmates in the past but continued to stir an outcry on social media with growing calls for him to step down.
Some reports also say that Oyamada’s four minute long composition that was to be performed at the opening ceremony has been cut. I’ll
According to a survey by the ministry, suicide was the second leading cause of death among Japanese nationals living abroad in 2019, following injury and illness. People living abroad especially could face the issue of loneliness and isolation, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told a press conference on July 9, when the ministry’s project was launched. “We would like to make efforts to carefully listen to the voices of such people.”
Oyamada confessed to two magazines that he bullied during his school days. In the January 1994 issue of the Japanese music magazine “Rocking On Japan,” he wrote, “I would make him naked, wrap a string around him, and make him masturbate. I’d make them eat shit.” In the August ’95 issue of the subculture magazine “Quick Japan,” he revealed without any guilt the many ways in which he bullied Mr. A and Mr. B, both of whom have disabilities.
“It would be nice to have at least some spectators” when the Paralympics are held from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, Suga said, adding the decision will be made among organizers including his government, the Japanese organizing committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
The move is seen as a major step toward enabling the procedure, in which women without a uterus receive the organ from donors for the purpose of conceiving and giving birth. Research on the procedure has been conducted at Keio University and other institutions in Japan.
With the opening of the Olympic & Paralympic Games looming amid renewed fears of the spread of a new coronavirus, women with disabilities have issued a statement calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled, claiming that holding the Games would endanger their lives.
On July 8, an attempt to use virtual reality (VR) in training for people with developmental or cognitive disabilities to find employment or return to work was held at ‘Work Support Suginami’, an employment transition support office in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward.
The Osaka High Court on July 9 rejected the appeal of a lawsuit filed by Heisei Healthcare Academy, a school corporation in Osaka City, against the government’s refusal to allow the establishment of a new Shiatsu training facility for the visually impaired.
A 13-year-old junior high school girl with a hearing impairment in Kitakyushu City was mistakenly diagnosed with intellectual disability in her childhood without undergoing proper examination at the Municipal General Rehabilitation Center, and it took about seven and a half years until she was actually found to be deaf.
The Hokkaido Labor Bureau announced that the employment rate of persons with disabilities through Hello Work in Hokkaido was 41.5% last year, the lowest in the last 10 years. Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the number of job offers from companies is decreasing.
In Japan, about 940,000 patients with incurable diseases are eligible for public medical subsidies, and many of them are facing employment challenges. Some of them are reluctant to tell co-workers that they get tired easily over worries about being fired or being thought of as lazy.
The Mainichi Shimbun has learned that the rules of an unlicensed childcare facility in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward that offers sports education include a statement to the effect that children with developmental disabilities may be asked to leave the facility if they have trouble living at the school. This may be in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act, which prohibits discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities.
The edge of the platform has been raised to reduce the gap between the platform and the carriage to about three centimetres, and the sides of the platform have been fitted with rubber parts to narrow the gap between the platform and the carriage so that wheelchair tyres cannot get stuck.