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2014年 4月

2014-04-02 International Cooperation

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 to collect donation as well as collect information in collaboration with the Manila Independent Living Center for persons with disabilities, Life Haven Inc. To find a counterpart organization at site and recipients of assistive devices, DPI-Japan, between February 2 and 8, 2014, conducted a study visit in collaboration with Yumekaze Fund, which has contributed for relief activities for disaster-affected persons with disabilities. Study team including wheelchair users visited Tacloban city, Leyte which was damaged severely. As a result of the…

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2014-04-02 Info

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 Report Session (Big Conference Hall, Lower House Council Office Building I B1F) 1. Legacy of Misawa 2. Special Report from Lee Sang-ho, Seoul City Council 3. Symposium: CRPD Ratification and the 2nd Round of Policy Reform 18:00 – 20:00 Farewell Party (New Kasumigaseki Building) April 22 10:00 – 14:00 Parade (from Japan Bar Association Building to Ginza) “CRPD Ratification: A Society for all of Us!” Disability movement in Japan is currently facing a new stage after CRPD ratification. This event…

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