A Voice of Our Own



About Us

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.

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2020-04-22 International CooperationStatement

Our Rights to Life during the Covid-19
– Emergency Statement from Persons with Disabilities at Risk-
April 20, 2020

- World Independent Living Center Network(WIN)  We are global network of Independent Living Centers that support people with disabilities to live in the community regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This network was established in July 2017 at the Global IL Summit in Washington, DC and since, people with disabilities across borders are coming together to carry out activities and missions. With CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) is raging around the world, we are facing alarming crisis that people with disabilities are left behind and unable to receive crucial support that they need. UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD, adopted 2007) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons... Read more
2020-04-13 Info

Request for the guarantee of human rights for persons with disabilities in response to COVID-19

- With the outbreak of COVID-19 is getting worse, the shortage of ventilators and medical staff is becoming more serious, and the "selection of lives" that has begun to occur in other countries, DPI-Japan has sent a joint statement with other 6 organizations to the Prime Minister: "Request for the guarantee of human rights for persons with disabilities in response to COVID-19". We would like to urge the government to take measures and give its support to ensure that everyone's human rights are respected equally. -- April 11, 2020. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Request for the guarantee of human rights for persons with disabilities in response to COVID-19 Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI-Japan) Japan... Read more
2019-07-18 Accessibility

Updated information on “Yokohama hotels demanding payment for accessibility to UK Paralympic team”

- The media reported in April that hotels in Yokohama demanded British Paralympic team payment for making barrier-free rooms as well as converting the rooms back afterwards ( Ingle, The Guardian,24th April 2019) Receiving a lot of request to respond to the discriminatory case, DPI Japan got the answer to our inquiry from the Cabinet Secretariat on 11th July. They said that the issue was cleared as bellow: - Initially, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) asked a hotel to make 10 rooms accessible for the team of wheelchair users to stay together. - However, the hotel were concerned if they could financially maintain the rooms after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and... Read more
2019-07-04 Accessibility

Yokohama hotels demanded payment for accessibility to UK Paralympic teams

- It was reported that hotels in Yokohama demanded British Paralympic teams payment for making rooms accessible as well as converting the rooms back afterwards. The following media covered the story. ▼Sean Ingle, The Guardian(24th, April 2019)” Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility ▼KYODO, The Japan Times(10th June 2019)”Wheelchair-accessible hotel rooms still an issue ahead of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics” DPI Japan communicated with with the Cabinet Secretariat and Yokohama City officials in order to contact the hotels for complaint and further dialogue. On inquiry the case appears actually fact, but still the names of the hotels have not been identified. Other Japanese media is also... Read more
2018-09-06 Employment and LabourStatement

Statement to Padding of Disabled Employee Figures, JAPAN

- 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

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