Deaf organization produces video in sign language on new law on disability

April 1, 2016

The Cabinet Office has issued  a leaflet (plain edition) on "the Law on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities" which went into effect on April 1.

Tochigi Association of the Deaf north of Tokyo produced a sign language video based on the leaflet that explains for the Deaf community (

0:00 Introduction
1:05  What is the purpose of the law?
2:25 What is "discriminatory treatment"?
3:35 What does mean by the phrase saying "It isn't considered reasonable accommodations"?
5:45  Who is required to observe the law?

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