29 July 2016

Statement to Protest Knife Killing of People with Disabilities in Sagamihara, JAPAN

Tokyo, July 27, 2016   Statement to Protest Knife Killing of People with Disabilities in Sagamihara, JAPAN   Midori Hirano Chairperson, DPI-JAPAN     We, DPI-JAPAN, work with cross disability...

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15 June 2015

Death with Dignity and Persons with Disabilities

Shoji Nakanishi (Board Member, DPI-Japan) Current Circumstances There have been some actions taken to legalize "death with dignity", which is based on the individual’s own decision to refuse life prolonging...

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14 January 2015

Expectations of the Second Commission on Policy for Persons with Disabilities

Secretariat-General of DPI Japan Mr. Satoshi Sato The Commission on Policy for Persons with Disabilities, which had been adjourned since this April, resumed on September 1st, marking it as the...

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16 September 2014

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics a chance to push for a true barrier free society

Secretariat-General of DPI Japan Mr. Satoshi Sato   The chance has come! The perfect opportunity to remedy the issues still surrounding the barrier free issue. This golden chance has come...

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08 August 2014

Relief Activity for the People with Disabilities affected by Typhoon Yolanda - Provision of the Assistive Devices in Tacloban City-

Based on the needs study, which was conducted in February in Tacloban City, Leyte, Mr. Abner Manlapaz, President of Manila Independent Living Center, had made the necessary assistive devices at...

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22 July 2014

3,200 protesters from all over Japan gathered in Tokyo, in order to protest against a new governments’ gloss over policy regarding long-stay psychiatric patients.

On sunny afternoon of 26th Jun...

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09 July 2014

Representatives of DPI member organiz ations in North-East Asia Sub-Region

Between June 12, 2014 -June 15, 2014, Representatives of DPI member organizations in North-East Asia Sub-Region got together in Shizuoka, Japan. Participants from Korea, China, Mongolia and Japan reported the...

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15 May 2014

Report on DPI's project to develop the next generation of leaders with disabilities

Keiichiro Tamaru, DPI-Japan   Recognizing the importance to foster leaders among young people with disabilities, we here at DPI-Japan last year began the Next generation of leaders with disabilities – ...

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02 April 2014

Memorial Event for Satoru Misawa April 21-22, 2014

Our great leader Misawa Satoru, the former DPI-Japan chairperson, passed away on September 30, 2013. The farewell gathering for him will be held as following; April 21 12:30 – 16:30...

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Study Visit for Relief Activity for Typhoon Yolanda-Affected People with Disabilities in the Philippines

March 2014 Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 and death toll has climbed nearly 8,000. To help people with disabilities in the affected area, DPI-Japan started...

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«The 11th, 12th Commission on Policy for Persons with Disabilities DPO hearing for the Act to Eliminate Discrimination and Controversial Residential Facilities converted from psychiatric wards