Author: Michael Gillan Peckitt

UK & CP born, living in Japan, blogging about disability
Crime Disability Discrimination Japan

The ‘Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities Meets in Tokyo’ for the first time

“The first meeting of the “Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities” was held in Tokyo; it was established to protect persons with disabilities from abuse, and to recommend policy to the national government regarding ways of training staff that look after disabled people.”

Disability Japan

Employment of Disabled People in Japan at 14 Year Record High

“According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare  persons with disabilities working at private companies with 50 or more employees reached 497,795 (4.5% increase from the previous year) as of June 1 of this year (2017), the highest level for 14 consecutive years . On the other hand, about 30% of the subjects surveyed did not employ one person.”

Crime Disability Japan

Suspended sentences for Utsunomiya care home workers found guilty of assaulting disabled resident

“Utsunomiya District Court – In a trial against former employees of a facility accused of injuries and other charges, including assaulting a man with intellectual disability at facility for the disabled in Utsunomiya City it was said, “The crime was done unilaterally to the victim of the nonresistance,” and those convicted were given a suspended sentence.”