TOKYO, March 11 (Xinhua) — Nearly 90 % of individuals in Japan consider that prejudice and discrimination in the direction of these with disabilities nonetheless exist, mentioned a current authorities survey.
Some 88.5 % of respondents mentioned prejudice in opposition to these individuals both “exists” or “exists to some amount” regardless of the Tokyo Paralympics held in 2021, confirmed survey outcomes issued by the Cabinet Office in late February.
The determine, from the survey carried out final yr, was greater than the 83.9 % of respondents who gave comparable responses within the prior survey, which was finished in 2017, a yr after laws prohibiting discrimination in opposition to people with disabilities went into impact.
Revised in 2021, the legislation required non-public companies to make cheap lodging for folks with disabilities by putting in insurance policies together with offering wheelchairs with sloping entry factors and written communications for individuals who have listening to impairments.
However, simply 24 % of respondents indicated they have been conscious of the legislation, whereas 74.6 % gave detrimental replies.
When requested if there had been any enchancment over the earlier 5 years amongst those that reported experiencing bias and discrimination within the ballot, which was carried out in November and December 2022, a complete of 58.9 % of respondents replied sure, whereas 40.4 % mentioned no.
The survey was carried out by mail, with questionnaires being despatched to three,000 folks aged 18 and older, leading to 1,765 offering legitimate responses. In-person interviews have been used within the prior ballot in 2017.