Category: Japan

Alzheimer’s Disability Japan

Japan’s Eisai’s New Alzheimer’s Drug Found Effective

Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. and U.S. biopharmaceutical company Biogen Inc. said Wednesday an Alzheimer’s drug they are jointly developing has been found effective in slowing the deterioration of symptoms in a late-stage clinical trial.

Disability Forced Sterilization Japan

Osaka Court Rejects Damages Claim over Forced Sterilization

The Osaka District Court on Thursday dismissed a damages lawsuit filed against the government by a couple with disabilities over forced sterilization conducted under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.The ruling came even after Osaka and Tokyo high courts ordered the government to pay damages in similar suits on forced sterilization in February and March, respectively.

Disability Human Rights Japan United Nations

U.N. Committee reporting on disability in Japan raises concerns about “insufficient” involvement of disabled people, lack of awareness of the rights of the disabled

A U.N. Committee dealing with the rights of people with disabilities in Japan, on Friday 9th September, expressed its concerns that the involvement people with disabilities was “insufficient” when legislation was passed and public policy was being formed and set.

Disability Education Human Rights Japan

Japan’s Education Minister “not thinking” about ending segregated education for disabled, as suggested by U.N., claiming it promotes “inclusive education”

On September 13, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Keiko Nagaoka spoke to reporters after a Cabinet meeting, regarding the United Nations’ strong request to the Japanese government to end the current special needs education, citing that it is “separating” children with disabilities from regular education. At a press conference, she said, “I’m not thinking of canceling special needs education.”