Category: Disability

Disability Japan Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, wins seat in Japan’s upper house

Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, including tetraplegia and visual disability and uses a wheelchair, has won a seat in the House of Councillors in the election held on July 10th.

Disability Japan LGBT Mental Health

“Homosexuality is an acquired mental disorder or addiction” members of Japan’s ruling party claim

On June 30th, LGBT and other sexual minorities were discriminated against, such as “homosexuality is an acquired mental disorder or addiction” at a parliamentary meeting of members of the LDP. It was found out by interviewing the people concerned. Support groups for sexual minorities expressed resentment, saying, “It’s a hate speech and it’s not allowed.”

Brain Disability Japan

Miyazaki Prefecture conducts survey of 43 rehabilitation facilities for people with “Higher brain dysfunction” for the first time

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.

Disability Employment Japan Mental Health

People with mental disabilities in Japan who work shorter hours to be included in the employment numbers

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.

Care Disability Japan Sagamihara

Operation of care home where 19 people with disabilities were murdered put out for tender, hope for new management in April 2023

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.