Category: Japan

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan

114 people infected in Kanagawa, cluster certified at a group home for the disabled in Yokohama

Yokohama City announced the infection of 67 people. At a group home for the disabled, where two infected people had been discovered, a mass inspection on the 13th revealed that a total of 11 staff and users were infected, forming a cluster.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Employment Japan

As coronavirus spreads in Japan, people with disabilities are dismissed from jobs

As the spread of the new coronavirus spreads the impact on employment, the number of people with disabilities who have been dismissed from companies has risen to about 1,200 in the six months to September, an increase of about 40% compared to the same period last year, according to the summary by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Barrier Free Disability Japan Unmanned Stations

“Unmanned” train stations continues to pose problems for people with disabilities in Japan

“The number of “unmanned stations” without station staff all day long has risen to more than 4,500 stations, which is close to half of the stations nationwide, and is still increasing.
Under such circumstances, there are issues such as assistance to people with disabilities, so the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set up a study group and started discussions for improvement.”