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Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare warns: “by hiring a considerable number of disabled people, it is assumed that there will be a considerable number of people leaving the private sector. “

“Speaking about the problem of the employment of persons with disabilities, Japan's Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, Takumi Nemoto stated on March 26th that the government's recruitment activities may result in the possibility that some persons with disabilities will leave the private sector and some companies may not meet the legal employment rate.”

Written with extracts from NHK

March 26th 2019

TOKYO– Speaking about the problem of the employment of persons with disabilities, Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, Takumi Nemoto stated on March 26th that the government’s recruitment activities may result in the possibility that some persons with disabilities will leave the private sector and some companies may not meet the legal employment rate.

In response to the problem of the employment of disabled people by the central ministries, the Japanese government will hire about 4,000 new disabled people by the end of the year to achieve the amount of disabled people required by law to be employed.

The Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare stated that at a meeting of the House of Councilors Budget Committee on the afternoon of the 26th March , “by hiring a considerable number of disabled people, it is assumed that there will be a considerable number of people leaving the private sector. The government has made it clear that people with disabilities are likely to leave the private sector as a result of the government’s recruitment activities, and that some companies may fail to meet the legally required employment rate.

On that basis, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Mr. Nemoto stated, “I will try to grasp the actual situation of the impact on the company for persons with disabilities employed by the central ministries, and consider the countermeasures as necessary,” and can not meet the legal employment rate. He indicated that he would like to consider measures such as the form of the payment system that companies are obligated to pay.

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