Category: Reiwa Shinsengumi

Disability Japan Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, wins seat in Japan’s upper house

Daisuke Tenbata who has multiple disabilities, including tetraplegia and visual disability and uses a wheelchair, has won a seat in the House of Councillors in the election held on July 10th.

Disability Politics Reiwa Shinsengumi

Japanese lawmakers with disabilities call for “immediate cancellation of the Tokyo Paralympics and strengthening of the medical system.”

However, there were some people with disabilities that were not happy about the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games being held. Yasuhiko Funago, who has ALS & Emiko Kimura who has cerebral palsy of the Reiwa Shinsengumi. Both are members of the House of Councillors, the Lower House in the Japanese Diet or Parliament.