Author: Michael Gillan Peckitt

UK & CP born, living in Japan, blogging about disability
Disability Elderly Japan Kobe Travel

Wheelchair user’s death at a Kobe railway station further highlights lack of accessibility

“The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry, there were 3,673 ‘platform falls’ in 2014.”

Disability Disasters Earthquake Hokkaido Japan

Information leaflet for developmentally disabled people in quake affected Hokkaido produced

“The developmental disability information support center created a leaflet (Hokkaido version) for people who have developmental disabilities in the disaster area and those who support children. In the afflicted area, “There are various difficulties difficult to understand for those who do not know about disability”, and concrete introductions are given.”

Abuse Aichi Disability Japan Nagoya

Reported abuse of disabled people in Aichi prefecture rose to 560 in 2017

“There were 100 physical instances such as violence in descending order of abuse, 54 psychological cruelty such as verbal abuse, economic abuse of using and managing property without the consent of the person himself / herself There were 48 cases, abandonment of nursing care 16 cases, sexual abuse 11 cases. Seventy-five of the victims had intellectual disabilities, sixty mental disorders, 45 physical disabilities, and four developmental disorders.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

160 local assemblies adopt resolutions seeking redress for sterilization victims: poll

“The resolutions, addressed to the prime minister, health minister and the heads of both houses of the Diet, are not legally binding, but are nevertheless expected to pressure the central government and the national assembly to establish a program to support those people who were targeted for the surgeries because of their mental or physical disabilities.”

Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Independent committee to investigate government padding of disability employment

“The examination committee…investigates whether the officials concerned about the employment of persons with disabilities in each government agency started, the understanding of guidelines on employment of persons with disabilities published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was insufficient or intentional.”