Category: Employment

Barrier Free Disability Employment Japan

Japan’s Health Ministry to tout companies that promote employment of disabled

“Japan’s Health Ministry will accredit small and mid-size companies that actively work to incorporate people with disabilities into their workplaces, under its new recognition system related to employment of the disabled people. Criteria for accreditation include barrier-free access to a company’s facilities, such as setting up slopes; the creation of jobs that utilize disabled people’s abilities; and the creation of an employment plan to promote disabled people’s active job involvement. Companies with up to 300 employees will be eligible for accreditation.”

Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Swiftly create environment where disabled people can work stably [Yomiuri Shimbun Editorial]

“The important thing is to make preparations for accepting them. Should these new workers be hired on a massive scale and in a coercive manner, just to make up the numbers, it would be difficult for these individuals to settle into their new workplaces. It is a matter of course to aim at meeting the statutory hiring rate soon, but such endeavors should be advanced carefully, in keeping with workplace conditions.”