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Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, wins seat in Japan’s upper house

Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, including tetraplegia and visual disability and uses a wheelchair, has won a seat in the House of Councillors in the election held on July 10th.

By Barrier Free Japan

July 11 2022

JAPAN– Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, including tetraplegia and a visual impairment and uses a wheelchair, has won a seat in the House of Councillors in the election held on July 10th

Tenbata said at a press conference:

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who have supported us so far. thank you very much…I strongly feel the weight of winning in a specific slot, and I feel that I will never waste this seat.”

Tenbata was born in 1981 and lives in Musashino-city, Tokyo.

At the age of 14, due to a medical malpractice, Tenbata developed phonaesthesia, tetraplegia and visual disability

He graduated from Japan Lutheran College & Seminary and studied at Ritsumeikan University.

The main theme of his research is the study of “Person with disabilities and its communication”.

1 comment on “Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, wins seat in Japan’s upper house

  1. Fantastic news to read, for sure to become a trail blazer!

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