Category: Education

Education Japan

Yokohama District Court finds “no discrimination” in refusing place at elementary school for severely disabled boy

A legal challenge by the parents of a child with a severe disability, seeking to send their son, Kazuki Kousuke, aged 8, to an elementary school in Kawasaki City was rejected by the Yokohama District Court on March 18. 

Coronavirus Disability Education Hokkaido

As coronavirus closes special needs schools Hokkaido disability groups request alternative arrangements

Following the closure of all special needs schools in Hokkaido due to the spread of the new coronavirus, parents and other groups have requested the Education Committee to create a place for children with disabilities.

Six organizations, including parents with children with disabilities, such as intellectual disability and autism, made requests to the school’s Board of Education, Yoshihiro Sato, and submitted a request.

Disability Education Intellectual disabilities Japan

After two and half years, Kanagawa high school students with intellectual disabilities at ‘mainstream’ schools will graduate in March 2020

“Two and a half years have passed since the Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education accepted students with intellectual disabilities in ‘mainstream’ schools in three prefectural high schools. These students will graduate in March next year.”

Disability Education Japan Padded Jobs

Shizuoka prefecture’s board of education re-examines prefectural employment rate of disabled people

“The Shizuoka prefectural board of education re-examined all faculty and staff on the 2nd October on the issue of inflating the employment of persons with disabilities. As a result, the prefectural board of education employment rate of persons with disabilities was initially  reported to be 1.63%, the statutory employment rate (is 2 · 4%), which is the highest in the world. The actual figure was reported to be 2. 47%. day,  Kazuaki Naomi, the director of  prefectural assembly council of political affairs for Shizuoka explained.”