Category: Barrier Free

Barrier Free Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Hotels slow to introduce Barrier-Free rooms for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

“Hotel operators in Tokyo have been slow to respond to the calls from the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments to step up the introduction of barrier-free guest rooms ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital, leading to complaints by some wheelchair users that there are not enough rooms they can use. Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, central Tokyo, is one exception.”

Barrier Free Disability Japan Podcast

At G-20 dinner, Prime Minister Abe calls installing elevators at Osaka Castle a ‘big mistake’ [A ‘Disability News Japan’ Podcast]

“A remark made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a Group of 20 dinner that the installation of elevators at Osaka Castle was a “big mistake” has been criticized as lacking consideration for disabled people and especially inappropriate ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics next year.”