Govt. Approves Bill To Vet Disabled Workers

Govt. approves bill to vet disabled workers

Japan's government has approved a bill that will require central and local government offices to thoroughly screen people with disabilities before hiring them.

The Cabinet decided revisions to the law that promotes the employment of people with disabilities on Tuesday.

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.

Govt. Falsely Doubled Disabled Staff Numbers

Govt. falsely doubled disabled staff numbers

NHK has learned that there are about half as many people with disabilities employed by the Japanese government's ministries as figures suggest.

Administrative institutions and businesses are required by law to hire a certain amount of people with disabilities. The labor and welfare ministry has been investigating government offices after it was learned that more than 10 had inflated their numbers.

2nd Anniversary Of Mass Killing Of Disabled

2nd anniversary of mass killing of disabled

Thursday marks 2 years since a former care home employee in Japan went on a killing spree targeting people with disabilities.

19 people were killed and 27 others wounded at a facility for the intellectually handicapped in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

Disabled Employees Proving Effective Workers At Recycling Company

Disabled employees proving effective workers at recycling companyThe revised Act on Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities went into effect last spring, but only 48.8 percent of companies have met the requirement to have disabled persons occupy 2 percent of their workforce.
Meanwhile, disabled employees at one company headquartered in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, are proving themselves effective workers and could spur other companies to hire more disabled staff.

With Over 100,000 Paper Cranes, Man Built Bridge Between Disabled And Non-disabled

With over 100,000 paper cranes, man built bridge between disabled and non-disabledAmong the spectators at a Rio Paralympics wheelchair basketball game was Kunisuke Yamada, 81, who lives in the Brazilian city that hosted the 2016 games. Yamada felt like he was watching the game with his late brother, Momoho, who was born with cerebral palsy and spent his adult life building ties between people with disabilities and the non-disabled. Kunisuke believes that the 1964 Tokyo Paralympics changed his younger brother's life.

Expo Brings High-tech Devices For The Disabled To Trendy Shibuya

Expo brings high-tech devices for the disabled to trendy ShibuyaA trade fair showcasing the coolest cutting-edge technology to assist people with disabilities got under way in Tokyo’s hip Shibuya district on Nov. 10.
Some of the high-tech hardware on display at the Super Welfare Expo include a device that assists speech and vision; a four-wheel drive electric wheelchair with increased mobility due to front wheels equipped with specially designed tires made up of 24 segments; and prosthetic arms that can be operated at will by sensing the user's myoelectricity.

Us : Karate A Powerful Therapy For Disabled Kids

US : Karate a powerful therapy for disabled kidsHalf a dozen children between 5 and 9 years old form a line facing the sensei and bow in respect.
Assuming the appropriate karate stance, they begin punching the air with their right fists, shouting with each jab, "One, sir. Two, sir. Three, sir."
While karate classes for children are held around the country every day, this class is special.