Category: Disability

Disability Discrimination

71% of Japanese Companies Not Hiring Disabled People

“40% said they did not know about raising the employment rate. 48% accounted for “not knowing” about the addition of mentally disabled persons to the subjects. Among the companies that do not know the expansion of the target, 71% were not hiring people with disabilities.”

Disability Discrimination

3198 instances of abuse of disabled persons in Japan reported for FY2016

“The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced on 27th that 3198 persons with disabilities were abused in 2016. Although the amount decreased slightly in comparison with FY 2003, which was the highest since the start of the survey in FY 2000, abuse by officials of persons with disabilities sharply increased by 18% compared to the previous year and number of cases and number of victims, the largest number ever updated for four consecutive years.”