JAPAN – February 24th marks one year since the war in Ukraine began.
The proportion of people in Japan who recognized discrimination or prejudice against those with disabilities rose 4.6 percentage points to 88.5 pct in 2022 from 2017, a survey by the Cabinet Office showed on Tuesday 21st February.
Of them, 58.9 pct said that the situation has improved from 2017.
In June 2013, Japan enacted a law that promotes an inclusive society by eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.
A May 2021 revision to the law, which will come into force by June 2024, obliges businesses to provide reasonable accommodation to people with disabilities, such as by installing a ramp for wheelchair users near steps.
The survey found that 74.6 pct of respondents did not know about the law.
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