The “Slow Register” campaign was proposed by Kaori Abe, 53, who runs a city-based nonprofit organization that supports elderlies and people with disabilities. The idea came after older people would often tell her things like, “I take time to take out cash from my wallet, and feel pressured if a line has formed behind me,” and, “I get hesitant to go shopping after people in the line behind me show their irritation.” It’s the first initiative of its kind in the Kyushu region, according to Abe.
A boy (17) with intellectual disabilities who attends a special needs school at a support facility for people with disabilities in Tomitabayashi City, Osaka, who used a cutter knife to threaten staff and steal their keys and escape was arrested in the afternnon of 6th July.
On July 7th, the Japanese Government’s Upper House set up a prototype wheelchair-accessible slope on the podium at the main conference hall and made it available to the press. Such efforts are a part of the barrier-free efforts to accommodate an elected official of The House of Councillors,Yasuhiko Funago, who belongs to the political party Reiwa Shinsengumi.