April 9, 2015
Hyogo Prefecture next to Osaka in western Japan calls for application of the assistance dog loan for a person with disability. Total of three dogs including a guide dog, nursing-care dog and hearing dog, will be lent out for free of charge.
There are conditions for the application:
-Willing to participate in social activities such as starting working,
-Not admitted to any disability facilities, etc.
For a Deaf person, it is required to own the official disability record.
Required documents are submitted to the Disability Welfare Department/Section concerned of a resident municipality by May 8. There is an interview, and when passing, the applicant receives a training with the assistant dog.