Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI-Japan) was funded 1986 as a national organization of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI). As of April 2023, 91 organizations of various types of disabilities including physical, intellectual, psycho-social or intractable diseases, are allied with us. We gather the voices of people with disabilities at the grassroots and engage in policy advocacy activities to reflect them in national policies.
2023-10-04 Info - On the 17th October 2023 we will held a gathering at the Diet Members' Office Building, Tokyo, Japan. The event is titled “Let's move forward with de-institutionalization based on the CRPD recommendations ~ How to build inclusive communities without relying on residential institutions ~", https://www.dpi-japan.org/blog/events/231017-sir-robert-martin/ 1. Purpose The first constructive dialogue between the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Government of Japan was held in Switzerland August 2022, and the concluding observations were issued by the CRPD in October 2022. In the recommendations, two urgent issues were raised as areas requiring immediate attention: transition from residential institutions to local communities; and inclusive education. While de-institutionalization... Read more 2021-07-26 AdvocacyStatement - This year 2021 marks five years since the "Sagamihara killing of disabled people" occurred on 26 July 2016, in which people residing at Tsukui Yamayurien in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, were attacked, claiming 19 precious lives and seriously injuring 26 others. With the growing sense of stagnation in Japan, partly due to the Corona 19 pandemic that began in 2020, there has been no end to hate speech and hate crimes against minorities, including people with disabilities. On the fifth anniversary of the incident, we must remember the regret of each victim and continue the fight against eugenics to ensure that a similar incident never happens again. We also pledge... Read more 2021-06-09 Advocacy - (Photo: Ms.Chizuko SASAKI ) (Past) Ms. Chizuko SASAKI (佐々木千津子,1947-2013) with cerebral palsy was a member of CIL Tego-s which is one of the member organizations of DPI-Japan. Chizuko was one of 25,000 victims of forced sterilization under the former Eugenic Protection Law (1948-1996) which forced sterilization surgeries on people with hearing, vision, physical, intellectual, psychosocial and other disabilities and other persons who were considered as having disabilities. Chizuko's uterus had been irradiated with cobalt 60 when she was 20 years old as a condition for entering into an institution. The fight that Chizuko and other women started more than 20 years ago finally got some recognition by the Japan government... Read more 2020-12-08 Life with Dignity - DPI-Japan has published the following statement regarding the Bill. (The bill has passed both the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives and became Law on 4th December 2020.) DPI-Japan' Statement about the Bill on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology November 30th, 2020 To: Mr. YOSHIIE Hiroyuki, Chairmen of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, House of Representatives DPI-JAPAN is a civil society organization of people with disabilities, consisting of 94 disabled people's organisations in Japan, aiming at an inclusive society where no one is separated from their communities because of their disabilities. We are deeply concerned about... Read more 2020-04-22 International CooperationStatement - 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