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Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples' International

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Welcome to DPI-Japan

What is DPI-Japan ?

Realization of Social Participation of Persons with Disabilities at All Levels

What is DPI-Japan ?

Since its establishment in 1986, DPI-Japan has worked for the realization of independent living and human rights of persons with disabilities. In 2001, DPI-Japan became a registered non-profit organization (NPO). In March 2007, the National Tax Agency accredited DPI-Japan as an NPO with preferential tax treatment provided for the donation. Up to April 2012, DPI-Japan has 88 membership organizations which are all organizations of persons with disabilities, including physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities as well as chronic illness. All membership organizations work actively to realize normalized society where persons with disabilities enjoy community living on an equal basis with other citizens.

Brief history of DPI-Japan

1981
Disabled Peoples' International held its inaugural congress in Singapore
1985
DPI international members joined inspection of the human rights situation of mental hospitals in Japan, in response that the abuse death case in Utsunomiya Mental Hospital was reported to the United Nations
1986
DPI-Japan was officially founded
1988-present
DPI-Japan has organized Annual National Campaign for the Promotion of Transportation for All
1994-present
DPI-Japan has co-organized National Conference on Disability Policy in collaboration with other disability organizations
1995-2000
DPI-Japan conducted income-generation projects for grass-root self-help organizations in Asia-Pacific Region.
2002
DPI-Japan hosted the 6th DPI World Assembly in Sapporo with 3,100 participants from 110 countries.
2002-2006
DPI-Japan dispatched representatives to the UN Ad Hoc Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2003-present
DPI-Japan has entrusted JICA Training Course "Mainstreaming and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Southern Africa" (the training course covers whole African region since 2007)
2003-present
DPI-Japan has conducted support project for persons with disabilities in Asia.
2004-present
DPI-Japan established Japan Disability Forum (JDF) with other disability organizations
2006-present
DPI-Japan has conducted the nationwide movement to call for drastic amendment of Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities Act
2008-present
DPI-Japan has conducted HIV/AIDS disseminating project for illiterate Persons with hearing impairment through the enhancement of deaf organization in Brazil
2009-2011
DPI-Japan participated Committee for Disability Policy Reform in Japanese Cabinet
2011-present
DPI-Japan set up the Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake, in collaboration with its concerned bodies