TOKYO, June 20 (Xinhua) — A Japanese authorities report mentioned on Tuesday that 93.9 % of respondents surveyed in Japan suppose it’s regular for individuals with disabilities to stay near them.
The survey is included within the 2023 white paper on authorities measures for individuals with disabilities, which was accredited on the day’s cupboard assembly.
“It shows that people are interested in the elimination of disability-based discrimination,” mentioned a Cabinet Office official.
Japan will legally oblige corporations to supply mandatory providers and infrastructure to help individuals with disabilities from April 2024 by guaranteeing they arrange measures corresponding to sloped entry factors for wheelchairs. Prior to the revision to the regulation, solely authorities establishments had been required to take action, whereas companies had been merely obliged to make efforts.
The survey was carried out by mail by the Cabinet Office from November to December 2022, with questionnaires being despatched to three,000 individuals aged 18 and older, leading to 1,765 offering legitimate responses.