Category: Discrimination

Disability Discrimination Japan

Osaka court orders Japanese Government to reinstate disability pension for diabetes patients

“The Osaka District Court on April 11 ordered the government to reinstate basic disability pensions for nine type-1 diabetes patients, which it had severed without a detailed explanation.”

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.”