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Japan: Disabled people excluded from apartments

Posted 08/3-10 at 19.56

In Yonago, in the prefecture of Tottori, a manager of a prefectural apartment complex refused tenancies to three people because they were disabled. This was done even though disabled and elderly people, as well as other ‘vulnerable' groups, are supposed to be given priority when prefectural housing is allocated. Following a request from the manager, an official provided information on 25 people initially selected to enter the apartments. Eventually the three entered other apartment complexes and the manager was fired. The 25 received an official apology and were told that those involved lacked awareness of human rights.

In http://www.disabilitynewsasia.com/home-mainmenu-1/147-japanese-prefectural-government-refused-to-rent-apartments-to-people-with-disabilities-.html



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