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(Updated) Central Japan man, Kikuo Fujita, retroactively awarded $140k in disability pension in high court appeal

“Kikuo Fujita (78) of Hodatsushimizu Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, who has a physical disability, said that it was illegal to refuse to apply for a disability pension because he did not have a medical certificate. The appeal decision was made at the Kanazawa branch of the Nagoya High Court on the 15th. Judge Shunji Hasui decided that the government’s response was “illegal.”

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NHK lauded for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts

Broadcast via NHK’s educational channel, the deaf interpreters, for whom sign language is their first language, were able to convey more detailed and nuanced coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony and Paralympic opening ceremony by communicating information provided to them by signers who can hear.

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In preparation for the ultimately spectator-less Paralympics, Japan’s hotels made efforts toward more accessible facilities

Hotel Kazusaya in Nihombashi, Tokyo, reopened in summer last year following a major refurbishment carried out in sync with the original schedule of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The doorways of its guest rooms have been resized to 85 centimeters wide. At the stage of planning, the doorway width was set at 75 centimeters. But in 2019, the Tokyo metropolitan government amended its relevant ordinance for hotels. Under the new standard, the doorways of rooms in newly built hotels or newly added facilities must be “a minimum of 80 centimeters in breadth,” so that wheelchairs can get through the doorway easily.

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After challenge by man with cerebral palsy, Osaka High Court rules Public Offices Election Act limiting number of assistants to “those who work at polling stations” constitutional

Yasuhiro Nakata, a man who was born with cerebral palsy claimed that the Public Election Law’s provision limiting the number of assistants to “those who work at polling stations” violates the Constitution because it does not protect the secrecy of the vote. The court rejected the man’s appeal.

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Evacuated Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli makes debut at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Hossain Rasouli became the first athlete representing Afghanistan to take part in the Tokyo Paralympics, a feat that looked impossible when it appeared the country’s team would be unable to travel safely to Japan to be part of the world’s largest sporting event for people with disabilities, which started a week ago.

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Japan Seizes Paralympic Opportunity to Go Barrier-Free

More and more public transportation systems and accommodation facilities in Japan have introduced barrier-free infrastructure since it was decided eight years ago that the 2020 Paralympics would be held in Tokyo. n some cases, however, moves to prepare environments allowing barrier-free access have been hindered by the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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‘NHK Barrier Free’ Celebrity Yukinori Tamaki says of Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony: ‘WE HAVE WINGS’ segment: “I felt that it would have been fine if it didn’t fly”

The Tokyo Paralympics opened on the 24th. The theme of the opening ceremony was ‘WE HAVE WINGS,’ and it represented the process of a “small airplane with one wing,” performed by a girl in a wheelchair, taking off into the sky. Yukinori Tamaki, 53, a social worker who has cerebral palsy and appears on NHK E-TV’s ‘Baribara’ a TV show about disability issues in Japan, praised the production, but said, “There is a way of life for those who cannot fly. ” What are the thoughts of Mr. Tamaki, who has continued to convey the message of a diverse society through laughter in a program that targets “all minorities who have difficulty in living?

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Athletes evacuated from Afghanistan Prepare for Tokyo Paralympics

They have started living in the athletes’ village and preparing for their competitions, the IPC said in a statement late Saturday…

“Zakia and Hossain are now in Tokyo to fulfill their dreams, sending out a strong message of hope to many others around the world,” IPC President Andrew Parsons said in the statement after meeting with them at the village…”The meeting was extremely emotional. There were lots of tears from everyone in the room. It really was a remarkable meeting,” IPC spokesman Craig Spence told a press briefing on Sunday.

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Tokyo Paralympic tennis matches start after 6-hour heat delay

Tokyo Paralympic wheelchair tennis matches on outdoor courts started on Friday after more than a six-hour delay due to intense heat in the Japanese capital.

In line with a special policy aimed at protecting players, organizers decided to suspend matches scheduled for all nine outdoor courts at Ariake Tennis Park as the temperature reached 33 C, a figure above what is considered safe on the heat stress index scale, at 11 a.m.

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Japanese lawmakers with disabilities call for “immediate cancellation of the Tokyo Paralympics and strengthening of the medical system.”

However, there were some people with disabilities that were not happy about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games being held. Yasuhiko Funago, who has ALS & Emiko Kimura who has cerebral palsy of the Reiwa Shinsengumi. Both are members of the House of Councillors, the Lower House in the Japanese Diet or Parliament.