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Disability Japan Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Extraordinary session of the Diet begins, Japan’s PM Abe quotes disabled lawmaker in policy speech

In discussing the importance of building a diverse society, Abe quoted a remark by Yasuhiko Funago, a severely disabled lawmaker of new opposition party Reiwa Shinsengumi, that “humans can enjoy their lives no matter how their appearances change”.It is rare for a policy speech by a prime minister to refer to an opposition lawmaker.”

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Disability Japan Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Newly elected Diet member with ALS seeks to change care for disabled, opposes LDP plans

“”I want to make use of my experience in politics to realize a society that can live a life with dignity and enjoyment regardless of disability or illness.” By listening to the voices of various persons with disabilities and disseminating them at the Diet, he expressed his willingness to change to the policy for persons with disabilities that can realize “reasonable consideration” from the standpoint of the parties.”