The ‘Reiwa Shinsengumi’, a political party that highlights disability issues, and was created by Taro Yamamoto, responded with a poster about financial problems the vulnerable might face during the coronavirus crisis in Japan.
Sawako Naito, who has multiple sclerosis, periodically takes medication for the disease. She began displaying symptoms while studying at the University of Tokyo and has published a book about her experience.
On Thursday March 19th, Eiko Kimura, a representative of the House of Councillors and a member of the Reiwa Shinsengumi, who has cerebral palsy, was excluded from a cross-party committee meeting about the novel coronavirus threat.
“The attributes of the staff in charge is not related to the problem of discarding the material. It is inappropriate to be told that it took time to dispose of it because of the employment of persons with disabilities.”
“Some 900 million yen is expected to be necessary to carry out all items in the renovation plan. The Upper House barrier-free promotion project team hopes to include related costs in an upcoming draft supplementary budget for fiscal 2019.”
“”Lack of knowledge about the reality of disabled people leads to prejudice and discrimination,” Yasuhiko Funago said, as he proposed an “inclusive education” system where children with and without disabilities can study together.”