Category: Disability

Disability Japan Travel

The Chrysanthemum and the Stick E-book

“As a disabled foreigner living in Japan, I have experienced both sides of this paradox. It may seem bleak, but I do not find it so. And yet for myself, a British citizen with cerebral palsy in Japan, it is the liberating power of being a foreigner here that leaves the deepest impression on me.”

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.”