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Japan’s ‘Disability Certificate’ goes digital

The so-called "digital disability certificate", which is equipped with information on the disability certificate on smartphones, became available for use on JR and private railways nationwide from the 13th.

From TV Asahi

March 13 2021

TOKYO – The so-called “digital disability certificate”, which is equipped with information on the disability certificate on smartphones, became available for use on JR and private railways nationwide from the 13th.

The Minister for Digital Reform Hirai and Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane inspected the usage status of the Digital Disability Certificate.

People with disabilities are required to show a disability certificate every time they receive a discount when using public transportation.

Some people are reluctant to put out a notebook in the city, and the consulting company “Mirairo” has been providing a free application that allows you to register the information of the notebook on your smartphone for two years.

Until now, some railroads, buses, commercial facilities, etc. were compatible with this digital disability certificate, but from the 13th, it will be available at 123 railroad companies such as JR and private railways nationwide.

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