Aichi Prefecture’s Governor challenged by disability rights groups over Nagoya Castle’s accessibility

Written with extracts from The Asahi Shimbun

May 14th 2018

Hideharu Omura, The Governor Aichi Prefecture said that Nagoya City decided not to install an elevator in Nagoya Castle.

At a press conference on 14th a disability group said that the “The basic human rights of persons with disabilities must be respected, and we strongly urge you to exchange ideas with people and find a better solution” and , “urged” the city to reconsider.

Regarding the policy of the city, the national organization of disabled people organization sent a protest message , and the group of disabled people in the prefecture has been applying for relief measures to the prefecture; saying that Governor Omura has to recognize that it is an extremely serious problem relating to the basic human rights of persons with disabilities regarding the lack of elevator, said the offer (from organizations with disabled people) is serious and should be taken seriously. ”

Regarding treatment of the allegation to the prefecture, Omura said, “I would like to consider more things we can do.”

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