Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI-Japan) was funded 1986 as a national organization of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI). As of March 2016, 93 organizations of various types of disabilities including physical, intellectual, psychiatric or intractable diseases, are allied with us. We gather grass-roots voices, reflect the voices to national policies, and then back them to the locals. This is our fundamental activity.
2018-09-06 Employment and LabourStatement - Tokyo, August 24, 2018 Midori Hirano Chairperson, DPI-JAPAN We, DPI-JAPAN (Japan National Assembly of Disabled Persons’ International) , consists of 98 disabled people’s organizations across Japan, regardless of the type and extent of disability. We have made efforts to promote realization of an inclusive society where everyone can live equally. Especially improvement of working environment and conditions which enables persons with disabilities to work equally with the others has been one of our priority issues. Upholding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it has been stressed to ensuring the efficacy of the Guidelines of Eliminating Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation formulated under the amended Act on Promoting Employment... Read more 2018-06-04 AdvocacyStatement - 1st June 2018 State of Japan, by enacting the Eugenic Protection Law (1948-1996), had legalized both eugenic surgery (sterilization) and abortion by reason of disability with the purpose of “prevent(ing) birth of inferior descendants” “from the standpoint of eugenic protection” and “protect(ing) the life and health of the mother”. Under the law more than 25,000 people were sterilized. At least 16,500 people were forcibly sterilized and 70% of them were women. DPI Japan has sent joint reports on eugenic surgery with other organizations to the United Nations human right committees: in 1998 and 2014 to the Human Rights Committee and in 2016 to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination... Read more 2018-06-04 Accessibility - Dear Friends, This is a resolution approved by all of the participants of the DPI Japan’s 34th Annual Assembly (in Kanagawa) on 1st June 2018. Please join us in sending protest messages to the Nagoya Mayor (firstname.lastname@example.org). The following is the model mail. Thank you for your cooperation in advance. --- Mr. Takashi Kawamura Nagoya City Mayor We persons with disabilities greatly appreciate your effort with respect to promote inclusive society in the world famous global city, Nagoya. Nagoya is a very popular city attracting millions of tourists every year. in the world. We are informed that the plan to restore iconic Nagoya Castle with no elevator was endorsed. It... Read more 2017-09-27 InfoInternational Cooperation - From July 22nd to 29th 2017, the Japan Council of Independent Living organized a tour to directly experience the disability movement in the U.S. and meet front runners who have been working for the rights of persons with disabilities from all over the world. 89 people, including 40 youth members (under 40 years-old), joined the tour, called "American with Disability Act tour (ADA tour)"from Japan. Besides our participation, leaders with disabilities from over 20 countries got together in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Four staff members from DPI-Japan (Satoshi Sato, Keiichiro Tamaru, Seiichiro Shirai, Daisuke Kasayanagi) joined a tour and attended the Global Independent Living Summit and the Annual Conference of the National... Read more 2017-07-31 Statement - One year ago, 19 disabled people were brutally stabbed to death by a young man who justified his murderous attack by saying disabled people "live like animals, not humans" and that "it's better that disabled disappear." As we mourn, it would be wrong to dismiss this young murderer as uniquely "disturbed" or even “a monster." Rather, his actions were simply the most extreme expression of the dehumanization, hatred and revulsion of disabled people still embedded in countless countries and cultures across the world. Disabled people are still often forced into crowded and unsanitary living conditions, barred from participation in society, and even killed. The killing of disabled people most often... Read more