Category: Disability

Disability

Ballet Dancer with Prosthetic Limb Koichi Omae Appears on NHK New Years Show

“Watching The Kohaku is kind of a ritual. This year however, there was something especially worthy of note: it included a song by the famous singer Ken Hirai accompanied by the ballet dancer Koichi Omae who uses a prosthetic limb.”

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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.”