Miyazaki Prefecture has announced for the first time the facilities where rehabilitation is available in the prefecture for higher brain dysfunction, that is, when is a brain injury or illness that results in memory impairment and other problems. The information was revealed in a prefectural survey aimed at supporting the independence of people with disabilities, and is published on the website of the Miyazaki Prefectural Consultation Centre for the Physically Disabled in Miyazaki City.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) is planning to allow mentally disabled people who work 10-20 hours per week to be included in the employment rate for disabled people, which companies are obliged to employ. The aim is to encourage people with disabilities who have difficulty working long hours to take up employment.
The Kanagawa Prefectural Government has announced that it will transfer the operation of a facility in Yokohama City, where some of the residents of a Kanagawa prefectural facility for people with intellectual disabilities, where 19 people were murdered in Sagamihara City six years ago, to another corporation starting next April.
The review, Japan’s first, will recommend non-legally binding policy improvement measures to improve the lives and societal participation of people with disabilities. Japan ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014.
The Council for Regulatory Reform has compiled a set of proposals calling for improvements to online medical services and the lifting of a ban on sales of coronavirus antigen test kits at drugstores, aimed at reducing the burden on medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues.
People aged 60 and older as well as individuals between 18 and 59 with chronic health conditions or at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms if infected with the coronavirus will be eligible for the second booster shots, starting Wednesday.