Disabled artists carving out niche in Japan

Jun 25, 2014

Disabled artists carving out niche in Japan

by Makoto Sekiya

A growing number of people with disabilities are winning recognition artistically and commercially as their works of art and design find their way into more galleries and shops. Last November, the Hikarie shopping mall in Shibuya held an exhibition and sale of artworks produced ...

Certificate test starts for care workers as travel guides

Mar 20, 2014

Certificate test starts for care workers as travel guides

A nonprofit organization of medical and nursing care workers has launched a certification exam for people who assist the elderly and physically disabled during their travels. The exam was devised by the Japan Travel Volunteer Network in Tokyo to help such people better enjoy ...

May 17, 2013

New employment for disabled hits record high in 2012

The number of people with disabilities who found work through public job-placement offices hit a record high for the third consecutive year in fiscal 2012 that ended in March, according to the latest government data. The figure was up 15.1 percent from the previous ...