This page features the news on disability from Japan in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.


Mobility, Travel, Transport and Tourism

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Japan’s Transit System and its efforts on disability access (Jun, Bloomberg)

Politics and Elections

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Candidate with severe disability wins seat in Japan's upper house (Jul, Disability Insider)

Interview with Eiko Kimura "the first person with a severe disability who is a member of the House of Councillors in Japan" (Jan, Equal Entry)

Relationships, Sex and Reproductive Rights

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Japan court awards damages to victims of forced sterilisation for first time three plaintiffs, in their 70s and 80s, receive payouts. (Feb, the Guardian)