Category: Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Hansen's disease Japan

Japanese Govt Urged to Do More to Fight Discrimination over Leprosy

“-Relatives of former leprosy patients, at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, called on the government to continue efforts to combat discrimination after the recent enactment of a law for compensation.”

Disability Discrimination Wheelchair

Major suds makers take varied approach to beer tasting by electric wheelchair users

“Disabled rights advocacy groups point out that electric wheelchairs are treated the same as pedestrians under the Road Traffic Act, and pedestrians are not prohibited from drinking alcohol. Therefore, they say, banning chair users from tasting at beer factories constitutes discrimination under the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. They want the ban removed from the NPA guidelines.”