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Japan: 10,000 disabled people demonstrate for new laws and better support

Posted 03/11-10 at 17.58

A massive rally of 10,000 disabled people in Tokyo on October 29th, called for the new legislation to support disabled people. They have specifically demanded that the 2005 Services and Support for Persons with Disabilities Act be replaced. ...

Japan: Government report backs inclusive education

Posted 27/07-10 at 09.48

A government reform council report has called for inclusive education to be established in Japan's schools. This goes directly against current practice of segregated schooling. The report cites the UN Convention's article on inclusive education a ...

Japan: 70% of disabled people feel discriminated against

Posted 22/06-10 at 19.32

A white paper from the Cabinet Office, says 68% of those surveyed said they have experienced discrimination or biased treatment because they were disabled. Japan is still considering whether to ratify the UN Convention. ...

Japan: Disabled people excluded from apartments

Posted 08/03-10 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 ...

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