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Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan Tourism Travel

ANA and JAL airlines propose ‘hospitality guidelines’ for elderly and people with disabilities amid pandemic

The guidance states, amongst other issues that when it is necessary to transfer a wheelchair user from a seat to their wheelchair, that the hands of the personnel dong so will be disinfected.

Blind Disability Japan Travel

Blind man falls onto tracks, fatally hit by train at JR Asagaya Station in Tokyo

Mitsunobu Yoshimoto had a disability certificate for an eye disease, and Yoshimoto’s white cane has been found on the scene. There is no barrier on the platform at the station to prevent someone from falling, and the camera that was installed showed that Yoshimoto stepped off and fell onto the track. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the cause of Mr. Yoshimoto’s fall.

Barrier Free Disability Japan Travel

Japan’s Transport Ministry plans to make Barrier-Free Services on Public Transport Mandatory

The ministry plans to make public transportation easily accessible to those with disabilities and the elderly by having the operators of taxis, buses and trains master how to use barrier-free equipment, such as slope boards for wheelchair users. A bill to revise a law on promoting the smooth transportation of elderly and disabled people will be submitted at the ordinary session of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, to be convened Monday.