Category: Disasters

Disability Disasters Japan Welfare

Mudslides in Japan deprive disabled people of a place to work

The mudslide disaster in the Izusan area of Atami City has deprived disabled people of a place to live. The Shinzo Megumikai Community Workshop in Izusan survived the disaster, but its premises have been closed to the public.

Disability Disasters Japan

Central Japan fire departments introduce emergency report system for disabled people

The NET119 Emergency Report System for people with hearing and speaking disabilities has been introduced in some fire departments in the central Japan prefecture of Niigata. It enables people to make emergency reports via the internet using smartphones or other devices and their location information is instantly sent to fire stations, leading to quick dispatches.