Category: Disability

Disability Discrimination Employment Hyogo Japan Kobe

Hyogo Prefecture city miscalculated number of disabled staff

“Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, announced on 14th that when calculating the employment rate of persons with disabilities, it did not include part-time staff , so it did not reach 2.5% of the statutory amount.”

Abuse Aichi Disability Japan Nagoya

Reported abuse of disabled people in Aichi prefecture rose to 560 in 2017

“There were 100 physical instances such as violence in descending order of abuse, 54 psychological cruelty such as verbal abuse, economic abuse of using and managing property without the consent of the person himself / herself There were 48 cases, abandonment of nursing care 16 cases, sexual abuse 11 cases. Seventy-five of the victims had intellectual disabilities, sixty mental disorders, 45 physical disabilities, and four developmental disorders.”

Disability Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

160 local assemblies adopt resolutions seeking redress for sterilization victims: poll

“The resolutions, addressed to the prime minister, health minister and the heads of both houses of the Diet, are not legally binding, but are nevertheless expected to pressure the central government and the national assembly to establish a program to support those people who were targeted for the surgeries because of their mental or physical disabilities.”

Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Independent committee to investigate government padding of disability employment

“The examination committee…investigates whether the officials concerned about the employment of persons with disabilities in each government agency started, the understanding of guidelines on employment of persons with disabilities published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was insufficient or intentional.”

Disability Discrimination Eugenics Forced Sterilization Japan

Health ministry confirms names of 3,033 forced sterilization victims

“[S]ome 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized in this way. However, the ministry was able to find only 6,066 applications to conduct the procedure, now considered inhumane, of which 5,676 were approved. Of these, records of 4,987 people receiving these surgeries have been found, though only 3,033 of their names could be confirmed.”