Category: Politics

Disability Japan Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Upper House Rushes to Accommodate Disabled Lawmakers

“Funago, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, cannot speak and communicates instead by having an assistant track his eye movements along a “communication board” that displays letters.”

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At G-20 Summit dinner, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says installing elevators at Osaka Castle a “big mistake”

“Although Osaka Castle was mostly destroyed by fire due to chaos caused by the Meiji Restoration 150 years ago, the tenshukaku (the tallest tower) was faithfully restored about 90 years ago to how it was in the 16th century,” Abe said at the dinner he hosted Friday as chairman of the G-20 summit in Osaka. “But they made only one big mistake — they went so far as to install elevators.”

Disability Japan Paralympics Politics

Disabled LDP heavyweight Tanigaki tells party convention ‘Paralympic athletes will inspire me’

“Former LDP secretary-general and president Sadakazu Tanigaki said: “As I’m now disabled, I feel each and every individual faces different challenges. I’d like to see how disabled athletes will overcome their challenges and fight in the games,” referring to next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. “Their efforts will inspire me.” ”