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Shine regardless of your disability!

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In Japan, there are various types of services and support based on the Act for Supporting the Independence of Persons with Disabilities (the Act on Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities from April, 2018) so that persons and children who for some reasons, became mentally and physically disabled, can live their daily and social life in the society. If you have worries about anything, consult your municipal office and other public offices.
Persons with disabilities are divided into those with intellectual disabilities, those with physical disabilities, and those with mental disorders (including those with developmental disorders). Those with mild disabilities are also included. They can avail of various support systems and services, according to the type and level of their disabilities. For this, application procedures regarding the Certification of a Person with Disability (shougaisha techou): physical disability certificate (shintai shougaisha techou); rehabilitation certificate, ex. rehabilitation of disabled children (ryouiku techou); and mental disability certificate (seishin shougaisha hoken fukushi techou), must be accomplished in the city/municipal office. (The certification for persons with disabilities must be determined by medical and specialized institutions.)

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The following are services available for those with a Certification of a Person with Disability

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  • Medical care services to support self-reliance of persons with disabilities (jiritsu shien iryou)
     The burden of the expenditures for the medical services to eliminate and ease physical disabilities and mental disorders are reduced.
  • Welfare services for persons with disabilities (shougai fukushi service)
     There are services including in-home nursing care, visiting care for persons with severe disabilities, activity support, accompanying support, short stay, group home, medical care, assisted-living care, support facilities, etc.
  • Services to support and grant benefits to children with disabilities who regularly use different facilities (shougaiji tsuusho shien kyuufu service)
      There are services like developmental support for children, medical type child development support, after school day services, etc.
    • As a general rule, the user of the above mentioned services will pay 10 % of the base amount of the services utilized, but the amount may be reduced based on the income of the household concerned.
  • Welfare Allowance (fukushi teate)
      There are some cases where allowance and pension may be received according to the classification and level of the Certification of a Person with Disability (shougaisha techou). (There are restrictions on income, etc., Allowances that are overlapping may not be received.)
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      Special Disability Allowance (tokubetsu shougaisha teate), Children’s Disability Welfare Allowance (shougaiji fukushi teate), Progressive Welfare Allowance (keikateki fukushi teate), Severe Disability Allowance (zaitaku jyuudo shougaisha teate), Special Child Rearing Allowance (tokubetsu jidou fuyou teate), Child Rearing Allowance (jidou fuyou teate), Allowance for Orphans (iji teate), Disability Basic Pension (shougai kiso nenkin), Disability Employees’ Pension (shougai kousei nenkin), Special Disability Benefits (tokubetsu shougai kyuufukin), Disability Compensation Benefits (shougai hoshou kyuufu), Disability Benefits (shougai kyuufu).
  • Others
     Aside from income tax deduction, reduction of fees for the use of public facilities, transportation fare discounts, and priority in public housing settlement, employment support and considerations to suit different types of disabilities during job recruitment are preferentially provided.
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    Supervision and Educational Facilities for Children with Disabilities

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    • There are facilities providing care according to the type of disability such as welfare type and medical type facilities for children with disabilities, and medical type child development support center, etc.
    • facilities for children with disabilities
    • There is a subsidiary enrollment system and branches of special support education in elementary and junior high schools, provision of guidance in specialized trainings in local communities, and vocational education in senior high schools.
    • There are 16 distinct special support schools in each area in Shiga.
    • special support schools

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    Stop worrying all by yourself, consult us immediately!

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  • Disability Welfare Section of each city or municipality
  • Shiga Prefectural Welfare Center - Consultations for persons with physical disabilities and mental disorders, and a sports center for the disabled (A pool and a training room is available.)
    (8-5-130 Kasayama, Kusatsu City) ℡ 077-564-7327
  • Shiga Prefectural Education Center - Consultations on special support education, consultations on children with developmental disorder, etc.
    Please make an appointment prior to visit. Telephone consultation services: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm / 1:00 to 4:30 pm
    (Kitazakura, Yasu City)  ℡ 077-588-2505
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    Multicultural Children’s Cafeteria/Others

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    Name of Group: SHIPS
  • Details: Multicultural cafeteria for children
  • Venue: Kusatsu City, SHIPS
  • Date / Time: 4th Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
  • Inquiries: ℡:077-561-5110
  • Name of Group: Kan-chan no chiisana ie
  • Details: Multicultural coexistence, regional exchange events (children’s cafeteria)
  • Venue: Omihachiman City, Kan-chan no chiisana ie
  • Date / Time: Once every two months
  • Inquiries: ℡:090-3708-3315
  • Name of Group: Hikone-shi Kodomo Tabunka Club, Hikone City Children’s Multicultural Club
  • Details: Cooking, experiencing diverse cultures, visiting facilities, etc.
  • Venue: Hikone City
  • Date / Time: summer vacation, winter vacation
  • Inquiries: Human Rights Policy Division, Hikone City ℡:0749-30-6113