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Takarazuka City Mayor introduces ‘barrier free’ language for municipal documents

“The regular meeting of the Takarazuka City Council of Hyogo Prefecture was held on 15th, Mayor Nakagawa Tomoko announced in the administration policy speech of the plenary, "To promote the barrier of the mind", "Opinion" in the official documents created by the city from April To change the notation of "disability" It was said that there are no cases of using "disability" in municipal documents of the municipal nation in the whole country.”

Written with extracts from The Kobe Shimbun

February 16th 2019

The regular meeting of the Takarazuka City Council of Hyogo Prefecture was held on 15th, Mayor Nakagawa Tomoko announced in the administration policy speech of the plenary, “To promote the barrier of the mind”, “Opinion” in the official documents created by the city from April To change the notation of “disability” It was said that there are no cases of using “disability” in municipal documents of the municipal nation in the whole country.

According to the city, “harm” has a negative image such as “harm” or “disaster”. On the other hand, “insul” has the meaning of “obstruction” as does “barrier”, but it is explained as “it is not derived from individuals”. Insulators are “produced in relation to roads, facilities and institutions, and it is important to get rid of these social barriers.”

From April, the official documents of the city are written as “people with disabilities”. Furthermore, as of April 1 next year, the policy to revise the “disability welfare section” to “disabled welfare section”. We will also consider notation by city regulations, regulations, instruction, and change possible items by April next year. The legal term, the name of the system of the country, proper noun continue to use “obstacle”.

On the same day, the city submitted 42 bills including the initial budget plan for 2019. Approximately 80 citizens listened to the violin tone that the prefectural Nishinomiya high school music department instructor, Kenko Nakada played, played. City council regular meeting until March 28.

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