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Collections: Disabilities in Japan

 

10%
Average percentage of world population with disabilities**

 

5%

Percentage of Japanese population with disabilities**

 

3,663,000

Number of physically disabled persons in Japan***

 

3,576,000

Number of physically disabled persons living at home***

 

1,657,000

Limb disabilities*

 

179,000

Multiple disabilities*

 

87,000

Physically disabled persons living in facilities***

 

43%

Employment rate of Japanese with physical disabilities**

 

1.8%

Employment quota for disabled at private enterprises*

 

1.59%

Actual employment rate for disabled at private enterprises**

 

160

Number of Japanese participants in 2004 Paralympic Games

 

127

Number of Japanese participants in 2016 Paralympic Games

 

17

Number of events Japanese will compete in 2016 Paralympic Games

 

5-5-6

Gold-Silver-Bronze Medals won by Japanese athletes in 2012

 

?-?-?

Medals won by Japanese athletes in 2016

(The 2016 Paralympics start on Sept. 7)

 

*2000   **2010   ***2011
Sources: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Disabled World, Tokai Gakuen, Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center, Japan Paralympic Committee

 

Published in: September 2016

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