Category: Politics

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The Lack of a Ramp meant Recently Elected Disabled Japanese Lawmaker Yasuhiko Funago ‘could not enter via the main door’ of the Diet [Video in English]

“Since there was no ramp at the main entrance, recently elected Yasuhiko Funago of Reiwa Shinsengumi, who has ALS had to enter via the rear entrance.”

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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.”

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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.” ”