October 15, 2007

by Mr. Hiroshi UENO, Chairperson of Planning Committee


Today’s topic was the employment of persons with disabilities. The lecture was given by Mr. Ueno, Chairperson of Planning Committee and it covered such topics as the difference between employment in open labor market and sheltered employment, the employment quota system, and the levy and grant system of Japan etc. Some participants commented that their counties also had the employment quota system but it was not respected and most of persons with disabilities were unemployed. Although situations are different, the employment of persons with disabilities is a common issue in many countries.
So in the afternoon, each participant shared the employment situation of persons with disabilities in their respective countries.

Lecture material: Work and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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