Category: Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Japan Travel Unmanned Stations

Japan’s disabled claim discrimination as train stations increasingly go unstaffed

Alarmed at the increasing number of stations without workers in his prefecture, causing inconvenience and possible safety concerns, three disabled people came together to file a lawsuit against Kyushu Railway at the Oita District Court in September.

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.”