Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the enactment of a law banning discrimination against people with disabilities on April 1, a program called Disability Equality Training has attracted attention from municipalities and universities in Japan.

The program is aimed at raising awareness mainly among people without disabilities and creating a better society for disabled people, based on the concept that people are disadvantaged by social barriers.

In February, about 20 students and officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government took part in the training program organized by Keio University in Yokohama.