Category: Disability

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.”

Disability

0.2% of Japan’s 47 prefectural assemblies and 20 cabinet city council are disabled persons

“The Mainichi Shimbun surveyed the number of local councilors with disabilities at the 47 prefectural parliaments and 20 cabinet city councils and found out that there were 7 wheelchair users and there was 1 blind person. Regarding the number of parliamentarians of persons with disabilities, there is no official data, and it is possible that some lawmakers have internal disabilities, but seems that the advancement of the disabled to parliament is extremely limited.”

Disability Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to enforce ordinances to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities in time for 2020 Paralympics

“Anticipating the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in three years, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will consider the idea of ​​an ordinance to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities, including the publication of the name of the business when the business is discriminating against disabled people or being non-inclusive, and such ordinances will be enforced from next October.”

Crime Disability Discrimination Japan

The ‘Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities Meets in Tokyo’ for the first time

“The first meeting of the “Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities” was held in Tokyo; it was established to protect persons with disabilities from abuse, and to recommend policy to the national government regarding ways of training staff that look after disabled people.”