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Disability Matters

Disability Matters

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September 22nd 2020: The Employment of Japanese People with Disabilities

Joyce welcomes Makito Kamiya, CEO and founder of Associa, which provides social skills training at Associa Social University for people with cognitive disabilities, so they are more readily employable and Takanori Sai, Assistant to the Chairperson, DPI International to the show. Mr. Sai has overseen Japan’s dealing with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), anti-discrimination law and disability inclusion in the workplace and education. Aside from his current job, he has been conducting research on regulations/laws on disabilities in Korea as an adjunct member of th

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Makito Kamiya

Makito Kamiya (CEO, Associa Co., Ltd. / Part-time Lecturer, Okinawa International University / Former Director, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities) Mr. Makito Kamiya started his career working in a facility for people with cognitive disabilities in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Kamiya studied in Denmark under the supervision of the Chairperson of Bank Mikkelsen Memorial Foundation to deepen his understanding in the field of normalization. After returning to Japan, Mr. Kamiya served on the boards of several welfare facilities as well as training instructors in the area of employment support for people with disabilities. Mr. Kamiya established Associa Co., Ltd. in 2009. A
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Takanori Sai

Mr. Takanori Sai has been in charge of dealing with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), anti- discrimination law and disability inclusion in the workplace and education. Aside from his current job, he has been conducting research on regulations/laws on disabilities in Korea as an adjunct member of the JETRO Institute of Developing Economies. He graduated from the Dept. of Law, at Waseda University, and studied in University of Seoul, Graduate School. He joined DPI International Japan in 1999.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1315/disability-matters 24/11/2020 11:00 24/11/2020 12:00 Disability Matters https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1315/disability-matters Joyce welcomes Makito Kamiya, CEO and founder of Associa, which provides social skills training at Associa Social University for people with cognitive disabilities, so they are more readily employable and Takanori Sai, Assistant to the Chairperson, DPI International to the show. Mr. Sai has overseen Japan’s dealing with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), anti-discrimination law and disability inclusion in the workplace and education. Aside from his current job, he has been conducting research on regulations/laws on disabilities in Korea as an adjunct member of the JETRO Institute of Developing Economies. Discussed will be their individual work to advance the employment of people with disabilities. Among the topics discussed will be how Japan is addressing the effect of COVID-19 on individuals with disabilities and progress on the employment initiatives in Japan since Joyce’s visit in 2018. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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