Govt. Seeks Ways To Enforce Disabled Staff Quotas

Govt. seeks ways to enforce disabled staff quotas

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary says ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss ways to ensure that employment quotas will be met for people with disabilities.

Yoshihide Suga announced the step on Monday following the recent revelation that government ministries and local authorities inflated their disabled staff numbers.

Administrative bodies and businesses are required by law to include a certain percentage of people with disabilities in their workforces.

The labor and welfare ministry has been investigating the alleged practice. Suga told reporters that the results of the probe will be made public at Tuesday's meeting.

He added that the relevant ministers will use the results to discuss ways to prevent a recurrence and ensure the quotas will be met at government offices.