Category: Japan

Disability Japan Welfare

Lacking helpers, wheelchair users and support workers hand out fliers at a JR West railway station

“There is a shortage of support workers or ‘helpers’ for disabled people in Japan.”

Disability Japan Welfare

Plans for Kyoto’s counseling support services for persons with disabilities ranked second-worst in the country

“Businesses in Kyoto City, which conduct “Planning Counseling Support Projects” that creates and revises the plans necessary for using disability welfare services made the decision to withdraw some services because “it cannot be made profitable if we try to carefully face each person,” but also where we started “counseling of counseling office” as a new project. The planning rate of Kyoto Prefecture persons with disabilities is considered the second worst in the country.

Deaf Deaflympics Disability Japan Paralympics

Deaf community looks to bring their own Olympics to Japan after 2020

“While there is no Paralympic category for athletes solely with hearing impairments, the deaf community is not just watching the momentum build from the sidelines, and the Japanese Federation of the Deaf has launched a campaign to bring the Deaflympics — Olympic Games for the deaf — to Japan for the first time.”