Category: Disability

Disability Employment Japan

Following Revision to Employment Promotion Act for Persons with Disabilities, some plans announced

“In response to the problem of the employment of disabled people by the central ministries and agencies, the revised Employment Promotion Act for Disabled Persons, including measures to prevent recurrence, passed unanimously at the General Assembly of the House of Councilors on June 7th. There were 15 incidental resolutions made by the upper house. Enforcement begins on April 1st, 2020 with some exceptions.”

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.”