Author: Michael Gillan Peckitt

UK & CP born, living in Japan, blogging about disability
Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Japan toughens checks on disabled workers’ employment under new law

“The revised law on promoting the employment of people with disabilities gives the labor ministry the power to urge state organs and municipalities to take corrective action if it finds them to have reported false employment rates of disabled workers.”

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Does the shoe fit for a disabled person applying to be a volunteer at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games?

“I was curious as to how a disabled person like myself – my feet are of different sizes (my left is wider and a little shorter than my right) – might give the correct shoes size to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Organizers. There wasn’t, initially at least, a way to communicate the relevant information on the form provided.”