Category: Japan

Disability Japan Travel

The Chrysanthemum and the Stick E-book

“As a disabled foreigner living in Japan, I have experienced both sides of this paradox. It may seem bleak, but I do not find it so. And yet for myself, a British citizen with cerebral palsy in Japan, it is the liberating power of being a foreigner here that leaves the deepest impression on me.”

Disability Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to enforce ordinances to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities in time for 2020 Paralympics

“Anticipating the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in three years, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will consider the idea of ​​an ordinance to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities, including the publication of the name of the business when the business is discriminating against disabled people or being non-inclusive, and such ordinances will be enforced from next October.”

Crime Disability Discrimination Japan

The ‘Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities Meets in Tokyo’ for the first time

“The first meeting of the “Japan Society for the Prevention of Abuse of Citizens of Persons with Disabilities” was held in Tokyo; it was established to protect persons with disabilities from abuse, and to recommend policy to the national government regarding ways of training staff that look after disabled people.”

Disability Japan

Employment of Disabled People in Japan at 14 Year Record High

“According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare  persons with disabilities working at private companies with 50 or more employees reached 497,795 (4.5% increase from the previous year) as of June 1 of this year (2017), the highest level for 14 consecutive years . On the other hand, about 30% of the subjects surveyed did not employ one person.”

Crime Disability Japan

Suspended sentences for Utsunomiya care home workers found guilty of assaulting disabled resident

“Utsunomiya District Court – In a trial against former employees of a facility accused of injuries and other charges, including assaulting a man with intellectual disability at facility for the disabled in Utsunomiya City it was said, “The crime was done unilaterally to the victim of the nonresistance,” and those convicted were given a suspended sentence.”