Category: Independent Living

Disability Independent Living Japan

Japan’s Imperial family visits a facility for people with disabilities in Niigata

“Whilst visiting Niigata Prefecture, the Emperor and Empress visited a facility for people with disabilities called the “Niigata Fureai Plaza” on September 17th and interacted with residents.”

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Disability Independent Living Japan Mental Health

Kids’ cafeteria serves up meals, smiles while helping mentally ill

“The group “Aoitori” (“Bluebird”) has been running a free meal service called “Kishiwada Kodomo Shokudo” every fourth Saturday of the month to help children and other people in need, supporting patients who are hospitalized for lengthy periods in psychiatric wards, and making radio appearances to address various concerns.”

Disability Independent Living Japan Nursing Care

Limits set for house calls by foreign nursing care workers in Japan

“Under the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law (see below) set to take effect in April next year, foreign workers in the nursing care business will be in supplementary roles such as helping the elderly with eating and bathing at relevant facilities, and basically will not provide home-visit care services.”

Disability Independent Living Japan

Fewer foreigners than expected coming to Japan to work as caregiver trainees

“The government is aiming for the nursing care sector to account for 50,000 to 60,000 of those jobs to help make up for a shortage of 340,000 caregivers expected by 2025. But that projection may look overly optimistic, especially in the face of competition from countries including Germany, Singapore and the United States, which also have a shortage of caregivers.”