Category: Assisted Living

Assisted Living Japan Robotics

“Living Assistance Robot Contest” to be held in Tsukuba City in 2023

“The purpose of this contest is to support researchers and developers from around the world in their efforts to develop innovative tools that will enable wheelchair-bound people with lower limb paralysis or other disabilities to walk independently, using their remaining functions, without the assistance of caregivers.”

Assisted Living Disability Independent Living Japan

People with disabilities in Japan to be ‘de-institutionalised’ as support for living in the community amended bill finalized

Compared to other countries, Japan has more people with disabilities living in institutions and hospitals, which is regarded as a challenge. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare intends to amend the Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities Act and the Mental Health Welfare Act to promote the transition to community life and put in place a system.