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JAPANESE ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS TO PROMOTE FULL PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES No.1

FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION
First English Edition,1997
RNN
Regional NGO Network for the Promotion of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons


INTRODUCTION

This is the First edition in English for the Directory of Japanese Organizations and Groups who are working for people with disabilities for the purpose of promoting international exchange and co-operations.

Even we know there are lists of over 300 nationwide organizat ions of/for people with disabilities at present in Japan, they have never translated in foreign language.

We are very happy to present this first directory with the cooperation of 110 organizations and groups who wish to promote Japanese international activities in the very Mid-Point Year of the UN ESCAP Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons.

We will add each year, more resources in the field of disability so that this directory should be more informative and helpful for the purpose of international exchange and co-operation.

Special thanks are extended to Japanese Society for Rehabilitaion of Disabled Persons for the support, to Ms. K. Takashima, Ms. K. Kawaguchi and Ms. R. Kaminuma for their translation and Ms. Y. Umahashi for her timeless efforts to accumulate and edit this directory.

Regional NGO Network for the Promotion of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (RNN)


CONTENTS

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)


CONTENTS

(BY CATEGORY)

ORGANIZATIONS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

1 All Disability

  • Japan Council on Disability
  • Nagano Prefecture Council for Promotion of Movement of Disabled Persons

2 Limbs and Trunks Impairment

  • Association for Persons with Congenital Disability of Limbs
  • National Federation of the Physically Disabled and Their Parents Associations (ZENSHINREN)
  • Japanese Federation of Organizations of the Disabled Persons
  • Japanese Federation of PTA's of Schools for Physically Disabled Children
  • Japan Rheumatism Friendship Association (JRFA)

3 Visual Disability

  • All Japan Guide Dog Users Association
  • Association of Behcet's Disease Patients
  • Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, Catholic Library for the Blind
  • Japan Association for Behcet's Disease
  • Japan Braille Library
  • Japanese Federation of PTA's of Schools for Visually Disabled Children
  • Japan Federation of the Blind
  • National Committee for the Welfare of the Blind
  • National Council of Visually Disabled in Japan (NCVDI)
  • Tokyo Helen Keller Association (THKA) Overseas Program for the Blind

4 Hearing and Speech Disability

  • Japanese Association for the Hard of Hearing Inc. (Zen Nancho)
  • Japanese Federation of the Deaf
  • Society of Better Communication

5 Mental Retardation

  • Coordinating Council of the Welfare Age ncies for People with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities
  • Japan Down's Syndrome Society
  • Japan League for the Mentally Retarded

6 Internal Impairment

  • Association of Behcet's Disease Patients
  • Association of Persons with Moyamota Disease and Their Family (Moya-no-kai)
  • Congenital Biliary Atresia Society
  • Japan Ankylosing Spondylitis Club (JASC)
  • Japan Association for Behcet's Disease
  • Japanese Association for the Protection of Children with Kidney Disorders
  • Japanese Asthmatics Association
  • Japan Ostomy Association, Inc.
  • Japan Rheumatism Friendship Association (JRFA)
  • National Collagen Diseases Patients' Association
  • National Councilon Organizations for Persons with Law Lung Function (Zen-Tei-Hai)
  • National Federation for Complex Disease Associations
  • National Federation of People with Unknown Origin Diseases (A sep-kan)
  • SSPE Aozora-no-kai -88 Ventilator Users Parents Association (VUPA)

7 Multiple Disability

  • Autism Society Japan
  • Japan Deaf-Blind A ssociation
  • The Parents Association for the Severely Disabled

ORGANIZATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DOSABOLITIES

8 Medical Field

  • All Nippon Hospital Physical Therapy Association (NHPTA)
  • Japanese Association for Advancement of Rehabilitation
  • Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Japanese Association of Speech, Language & Hearing
  • Japanese National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
  • Japanese Orthoptic Association
  • Japanese Physical Therapy Association
  • Japanese Society for Rehabilitation Nursing
  • National Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children
  • The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • The Japanese Orthopaedic Association

9 Educational Field

  • Japanese Association of Speech, Language & Hearing
  • Japan Federation for the Advancement of Special Education (J FASE)
  • Japan Heavily Handicapped Educational Researches
  • Japan Portage Association
  • Japan Teacher's Association for the Mentally Retarded
  • National Association of for Directors of Institutions for the Blind Children and the Deaf Children
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for Physically Disabled Children
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for the Deaf Children
  • National Association of Principals of Special Schools
  • National Parents' Association of Learning Disabilities in Japan
  • The Japanese Association for the Study of Developmental Disabilities
  • The Japanese National Council of Toy Libraries

10 Vocational Field

  • Japan Association for Employment of the Disabled (JAED)
  • Japan Council of Social Employment
  • Japan Society of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Okinawa Colony
  • Prevocational Training Center for the Persons with Disabilities
  • Zencolo Association

11 Social F ield

  • Council of Residential Institutions for Severely Disabled Persons, Japanese Council of Social Welfare
  • Japanese Society for Disabled Children
  • National Center of Personnel Welfare of Social Worker
  • National Council on Institutions for Autistic Persons
  • National Foster Parent Association of Japan
  • Tetsudo-kosai-kai
  • The Japan Association of Certified Care Workers

12 Access/Communications (Information)

  • Association of Culture Promotion for the Visually Handicapped (Japan Broad casting Service for the Disabled Persons) (JBS)
  • Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, Catholic Library for the Blind
  • Information and Culture Center for the Deaf
  • Japan Braille Library
  • Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (JSRD)
  • Japan Sun Information Center
  • Nippon Lighthouse, Welfare Center for the Blind
  • Periodicals Society for Groups of Disabled Persons
  • Society of Better Communication
  • Tokyo Helen Keller Association (THKA) Overseas Program for the Blind

13 Sports/Recreation

  • Halliwick Swimming Japan
  • Japanese Sports Association for the Disabled Persons
  • Japan Wheelchair Basketball Federation
  • The Nippon Charity Kyokai Foundation

14 Art

  • Association of Art, Culture and People with Disabilities, Japan
  • Saori-Hiroba

15 Foundations/Fund Raising

  • Asahi Shimbun Social Welfare Organization
  • Central Community Chest of Japan
  • Fuji Memorial Foundation
  • Nippon Television Network "Dove of Love" Welfare Foundation
  • The Circle of Love F oundation
  • The Kirin Foundation
  • The Mainichi Social Welfare Foundation
  • The Taiyo Life Himawari Foundation
  • The Yasuda Kasai Foundation
  • Tokyo Goodwill Bank
  • Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association

16 International Cooper ation

  • Asahi Shimbun Social Welfare Organization
  • Asia Disability Institute
  • Asian Health Institute (AHI)
  • Association to Aid Refugees, Japan
  • Japan Braille Libary
  • Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD)
  • Japanese National Committee of International Council on Social Welfare (JNC/ICSW)
  • Japanese National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
  • Japanese Physical Therapy Association
  • Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (JSRD)
  • Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)
  • Japan League for the Mentally Retarded
  • Japan NGO Network on Disabilities (JANNET)
  • Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service
  • Japan Portage Association
  • Nippon Lighthouse, Welfare Center for the Blind
  • Phnom-Penh-No KAi (PPNK)
  • The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)
  • The City of the Sun
  • Tokyo Helen Keller Association (THKA) Overseas Program for the Blind

17 Research/Training

  • Center of Social Welfare Promotion & National Examination for Qualification of Social Worker & Care Worker
  • Japan Charity Plate Association
  • Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (JSRD)
  • The Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Care Worker


All Japan Guide Dog Users Association

Address: 1-43-14-306 Akatsutsumi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3327-7080

Date of establishment: November 1994

Objectives:
The Association aims to promote friendship among guide dog users and its applicants in Japan, and to create the new social environment where visually disabled persons could live safely and comfortably with their guide dogs. To guide dog users, the Association proposes to have good manners in order to promote their social acceptance and, as a result ,their social participation.

Representative: Mr. Kazuyuki Shimizu

Board of directors and councilors: 12 directors

Membership: 470

Fees: ¥1,000 (per year)

Staff: 12

Scope of activities:
1) Promotes friendship and exchanges opinions among guide dog users
2) Collects information on guide dogs
3) Carries out studies on guide dogs
4) Publishes newsletters
5) Carries out activities to promote public awareness
6) Solves various troubles that guide dogs have

Budget: ¥7,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Holds meetings for guide dog users to promote friendship
2) Carries out consultation activities for guide dog users
3) Publishes newsletters
4) Provides information on guide dogs
5) Ne gotiates with the concerned Government Offices
6) Holds workshops for guide dogs users
Main activities for the past two years:
1) Holds the Opening Ceremony in November, 1994
2) Holds the 1st National Meeting for Guide Dog Users in Yokohama (1995)
3) Holds the 2nd General Meeting and Friendship Meeting in Kyoto (1995)
4) Holds the 2nd National Meeting for Guide Dog Users in Hokkaido (1996)
5) Holds the 3rd General Meeting and Friendship Meeting in Tokyo (1996)

Periodicals: Newsletters


ALL NIPPON HOSPITAL PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (NHPTA )

Address: 318 New-Ohsaki, 3-6-21 Ohsaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3494-1948

Fax: +81-3-3494-1950

Date of establishment: April 1948

Objectives:
1) To improve technical skills of those invol ved in physical therapy and protect their interests
2) To contribute to maintenance and improvement of health, medical care and welfare of people

Representative: Mr. Kazuyuki Shimizu

Board of directors and councilors: 25 directors

Membership: 3,000

Fees: ¥11,000 (for headquarters), ¥10,000 (average) (for branch)

Staff (full-time): None

Scope of activities:
1) Organization of seminars and academic conferences for the purpose of research and development of physical therapy
2) Organization of training courses in order to improve technical skills of the members
3) Various programs in order to protect interests andraise the social status of the members

Budget: ¥33,450,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Organization of :
(1) Japan Physical Therapy Conference
(2) Training courses for instructors of physical therapy
(3) Training courses of physical therapy (basic and clinical)
(4) Training courses specified as Article 10 by the Minister of Health and Welfare
(5) Training courses of function training technique in therapeutic therapy
2) Research and lobbying activities concerning the medical fee svstem
3) Publication of the academic journal Riryo (Physiotherapy and Medical Rehabilitation) and the PR magazine Koho
4) Production and distribution of materials in braille and recorded tapes
5) Exchange and cooperation with related organizations
Activities for the past two years:
1 ) Organized:
(1) The 44th meeting of Japan Physical Therapy Conference in Kumamoto
(2) The 45th meeting of Japan Physical Therapy Conference in Chiba
(3) The 18th training course for instructors of physical therapy in Nagoya
(4) The 19th training course for instructors of physical therapy in Utsunomiya
(5) 1995 and 1996 training courses in function training technique in therapeutic therapy all over Japan
(6) The 93rd through the 100th issues of Riryo (Physiotherapy and Medical Rehabilitation ) in 28,000 copies (also in braille and on recorded tapes)
(7) The 146th through the 151st issues of Koho in 21,000 copies (also in braille)
Periodicals:
Physiotherapy and Medical Rehabilitation (quarterly, in Japanese)
Newsletter (every other month, in Japanese)


ASAHI SHIMBUN SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION

Address: 5-3-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-11 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5540-7446

Fax: +81-3-5565-1643

E-mail: jkikaku1@mx.asahi-np.co.jp

Date of establishment: January 1928

Objectives:
With full support by Asahi Newspaper Publisher, the Organization engages itself in various activities for persons with disabilities, children, elderly persons as well as victims in the disaster-striken areas. Special emphasis in recent years is placed on exchange and cooperation with disability-related organizations in the other countries.

Representative: Chairperson of directors-Mr. Motomu Natsume

Board of directors and councilors: 6 directors, 13 councilors

Staff (full-time): 12

Scope of activities: Seminars, raising awareness, international exchange

Budget: ¥240,000,000 (April 1996-March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Wheelchair Assistance Program to donate wheelchairs to persons with disabilities in Asian countries
2) Training workshop on wheelchair production and maintenance skills
Activities for the past two years:
1) Donated 125 rebuilt wheelchairs to Bangladesh and 135 to the Philippines
2) Training Workshop on wheelchair production and maintenance skills held in Thailand in 1996 and 1997
3) Training Workshop on wheelchair production and maintenance held in the Philippines in November 1996

Periodicals: Social Welfare of Asahi-Shimbun (in Japanese)

Other Publications:
Asahi Welfare Guidebook
Handbook for Parents of Children/Persons with Learning Disabilities
Guidance on Recreation Activities for the Elderly Persons
*All publications above are written in Japanese.


ASIA DISABILITY INSTITUTE

Address: 2-7-7-104 Myojin-cho, Hachioji-city, Tokyo 192 Japan

Phone: +81-426-45-2216

Fax: +81-426-45-2216

E-mail: BYA05177@niftys

Date of establishment: 1990

Objectives:
To promote independence of persons with disabilities in Asia through (1) increased understanding on the concept of independent living and development of independent living movement, (2) physical and technical assistance to self-hel pgroups of persons with disabilities, (3) support to international exchange programs among persons with disabilities, (4) information dissemination and social education on disabilities concerned in Asia.

Representative: Ms. Yukiko Oka Nakanishi

Membership: 20

Staff: 2

Scope of activities: Promotion of IL concept and skill in Asia, study on CBR, awareness raising

Budget: ¥3,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Coordination of independent living study projects im plemented in several cities in Japan to be jointly organized by self-help organizations of persons with disabilities, for leaders with disab ilities in DPI.
2) Planning and implementation of exchange and study programs in other Asian countries for persons with disabilities in Japan , and referral of counterparts in those countries.
3) Financial assistance including scholarship program to persons with disabilities in Asia , assistance to Japanese organizations to draft a financial assistance project, and introduction of Japanese funding organizations to organiz ations who look for sponsorship.
4) Study on and promotion of public aw areness concerning CBR.
5) Donation and assistance for purchasing of self-help devices.
6) Provision of services as information clear house concerning persons with disabilities in Asia.
7) Research on policies and measures for persons with disabilities in Asia, especially on communitybased rehabilitation.
Activities for the past two years:
IL Study Program in Winnipeg, Canada, in Sept. 1995; IL Study Program for Asian Leaders with Disabilities in Japan in Oct. 1995 and Oct. 1996. Presentation of a paper at ESCAP and DPI meetings in Thailand and Indonesia in 1995 and in Philippines and Vietnam in 1996. Promotion of CBR through the organization of a seminar and lectures at universities. Coordination of training of Vietnamese special education teachers and of donation of the Braille printer to Vietnamin 1996.

Publications: Report on the 1st Asian and Pacific IL Seminar

Cooperating organizations overseas:
Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) (Winnipeg, Canada) and its member organizations in Asia


Asian Health Institute (AHI)

Address: 987 Minamiyama, Komenoki, Nisshin, Aichi 470-01 Japan

Phone: +81-5617-3-1950

Fax: +81-5617-3-1990

E-mail: ahi@mx6.meshnet.or.jp

Date of establishment: December 1980

Objectives:
To strengthen and support middle-level community health/development workers in Asia and Japanese people to become more effective enablers and facilitators of the transformative process of the society.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Dr. Hiromi Kawahara

Board of directors and councilors: 20 directors, 26 councilors

Membership: 7,660

Fees: Regular member - ¥3,000 - ¥10,000, juridical person - ¥30,000 (a share)

Staff (full-time):10

Scope of activities: Training, development education, advocacy, community health activity

Budget: ¥130,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) International Leadership Development Courses/Oriental Medicine Courses
2) Regional and National Training Courses in South India , Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea
3) Training activities cooperating with other organizations (CBR Leadership Course in Indonesia, Training Course in Leadership of Physically Disabled Persons in Asian and Pacific Region entrusted by Japan International Cooperation Agency) etc.
Periodicals:
Health of Asia (newsletter) (in Japanese)
Children in Asia (for children)
Asian Health Institute (newsletter)
Other publications:
Message from Asia - Toward Peace,
Children in Asia (compilation) (in Japanese)
Toward Justice Through Health
Cooperating organizations overseas:
Deenabandu Training Center (Madras, India), Davao Medical Foundation, Institute of Primary Health Care (Davao city, Philippines), 7NGOs Forum (FKPKMI) (Jakarta, Indonesia), Diakonia Sisterhead (Moppo, Korea), National Center for Hygiene, Health Education and Primary Health Care (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Asian Community Health Action Network (ACHAN) (Madras, India)


ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH CONGENITAL DISABILITU OF LIMBS)

Address: 2F Kanno Bldg., 2-15 Kandatsukasa-cho, Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo 101 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3295-3755

Fax: +81-3-3292-7422

Date of establishment: August 1975

Objectives:
This association aims at eliminating discrimination and prejudice in the society which children/persons with congenital disability of limbs or ears etc. and their family would face because of such disability. In addition, the members cooperate with each other to solvevarious problems to achieve sound and healthy upbringing of children.

Representative: None

Board of directors and councilors: Members of steering committee - 7

Members of standing committee - 80

Membership: 1,300 families

Fees: ¥8,400 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 4 (part-time)

Budget: ¥23,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
Activities relating to etiology, education and medical rehabilitation (treatment), and promotion of public awareness; or more specifically
1) National conferences (with ad hoc meetings)
2) Group checkups
3) Campaign for the modified recorder
4) Workshops, seminars, and symposiums
5) Exhibitions of photographs and originals drawings for a book dealing with a child with disability of limb
6) Ski camps, bazaars, and sports festivals
7) Publication of a monthly newsletter, bulletins, and books
Activities for the past two years:
Organized
1) A national conference in Aichi
2) A symposium on life and rights in Yokohama
3) A ski camp in Nagano
4) Bazaar in Tokyo
5) A seminar on surgery in Nara and Yokohama
6) A seminar with consultation services on the modified recorder in Nagano
7) A group checkup in Ibaraki and Yamagata
8) A sports festival in Tokyo
Held exhibitions in Iwate and Hiroshima

Periodical: Association News (monthly, in Japanese)


ASSOCIATION OF ART, CULTURE AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, JAPAN

Address: 3F Porepore-za Bldg., 4-4-1 Higashi-Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3364-2140

Fax: +81-3-3364-5602

E-mail: wonder@gol.com

Date of establishment: June 1994

Objectives:
The Association supports and encourages cultural and artistic activities of people with disabilities. Holding exhibitions and promoting studies on their artworks, the Association strives to create a new network and system of values among people with/without disabilities.

Representative: Mr. Shozo Shimamoto

Board of directors and councilors: 12 directors, 9 councilors

Membership: 230 individuals

Fees: Organization - ¥50,000, juridical person - ¥100,000, individual - ¥10,000

Staff (full-time): 2

Scope of activities: Raising awareness , research/surveys, liaising of organizations in and out of Japan

Budget: ¥27,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
(1) Holds various exhibitions such as nationwide public exhibitions, planning exhibitions and private exhibitions.
(2) Holds workshops and symposiums.
(3) Stu dies on artworks of people with disabilities.
(4) Promotes cultural exchange with the overseas associations which also deal with artistic activities of disabled people.
Activities for the past two years:
(1) Held the nationwide public exhibition, Wonder Art Collection, '96 in Shiga (November '96)
(2) Held the travelling forum, Able Art Forum, '96 in Mihara, Kumamoto, Sapporo, Hachinohe (November to December '96)
(3) Held the workshop, Able Art Workshop in Kanagawa (March '97)
Cooperating org anizations overseas:
National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) (H.Q. - California, USA)


ASSOCIATION OF BEHCET'S DISEASE PATIENTS

Address: c/o Medical School of Teikyo University, 2-11-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173, Japan

Phone: +81-3-3964-3315

Fax: +81-3-3961-6137

Date of establishment: 1970

Objectives:
1) To contribute to early detection and early treatment of Behcet's disease through dissemination of correct Knowledge and deeper understanding of the disease.
2) To enhance the living conditions of the patients through promoting improvement in medical and welfare services for the Behcet's disease.

Representative: Mr. Mitsuo Ishi

Membership: 1400

Fees: ¥2,500

Staff (full-time): None

Budget: ¥3,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Consultation guidance
2) Publication of newsletters
3) Medical counseling meetings
4) Others

Periodical: Wadachi News (in Japanaese)


[JAPAN BROADCASTING SERVICE FOR THE DISABLED PERSONS (JBS)]

Address: 1-13-2 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Ohsaka-city, Ohsaka 550 Japan

Phone: +81-6-441-0033

Fax: +81-6-445-8871

E-mail: KYF02604@niftyserve. or . jp

Date of establishment: March 1991

Objectives:
To enhance understanding, through seminars, meeting and broadcasting of the people in general as to the social welfare for the blind and physically handicapped and also to help accelerate their independence and participation in the society.

Representative: Chairperson of directors-Mr. Kenji Itayama

Board of directors: 15 directors

Membership: 1,000 associate members

Staff (full-time): 10

Scope of activities:
1) Radio broadcasting
2) Publishes and lends Braille picture books
3) Consultation services
4) Provides grants
5) International exchange and cooperation programs
6) Raising awareness

Budget: ¥100,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) International interchange in the field of broadcasting for the disabled persons.
2) Recording and broadcasting of international seminars on disability and welfare.
3) Sponsoring symposium and lectures by experts from overseas.
Activities for the past two years:
1) In formation and Media Exhibition for the visually disabled persons.
2) A weekly radio program Our World and international interchange.
Coordin ating organizations overseas:
Intouch Networks, Inc. (H.Q. - New York, USA)
Radio One RPH (H.Q. - Canberra, Austria)
Kaleidscope (H.Q. - San Antonio, USA)

Address: C56-207, 2-40 Shinsenrikita-machi, Toyonaka-city, Osaka 565, Japan

Phone: +81-6-872-3101

Fax: +81-6-872-3101

Date of establishment: February 1983

Objectives:
1) Members of this association cooperate with each other to solve common problems and issues concerning medical treatment, education and employment throug hmutual exchange of information and encouragement.
2) This association Promotes public awareness concerning Moyamoya disease.

Representative: Mr. Kazumi Wakida

Board of directors and councilors: managers of headqu arters-5, managers of regions-59

Membership: 832 families

Fees: ¥5,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 1

Budget: ¥6,870,000 (Ap ril 1995 - March 1996)

Main activities:
1) Publication of newsletters
2) Dissemination of information
3) Lectures, exchange meetings and recreational activities
4) Activities as a member of JPC (Japan Patients and Families Council) and Federation of Parents' Associations
5) Signature-collecting campaign to tackle intractable diseases and generic problems relating to medical treatment
Activities for the past two years:
1) Organized a youth festival in Tsukuba
2) Organized a lecture "Effectiveness and Limitation of Surgical Treatment"
3) Organized a lecture "Up to Date Treatment for Moyamoya Disease"
4) Organized a consultation on medical treatment

Periodical: Newsletter of Moya-no-kai (in Japanese)

Other publications:
Moyamoya Disease: Cerebral Neuro-surgical Treatment and Motor Therapy
Report on Results of 'Medical History Questionnaire' of Moyamoya Disease
* Publications above are written in Japanese.


Address: 4-5-26-2-101 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141, Japan

Phone: +81-3-3491-4200

Fax: +81-3-3491-4192

E-mail : aarjapan@mxb. meshnet. or. jp

Date of establishment: November 1979

Objectives:
To assist refugees of the world to achieve self-sufficiency and self-reliance. To assist in the rehabilitation of Indo-Chinese, African, and former Yugoslavian refugees by providing food and medical services.

Representative: President - Ms. Yukika Sohma

Board of directorsand councilors: 16 directors

Membership: 3,487 individuals

Fees: ¥5,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 4

Scope of activities: Aid refugees , send/instruct volunteers, research/study, provide information, etc.

Budget: ¥430,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Scholarship to refugees in Japan, teach Japanese and other subjects.
2) Vocational training of handicapped refugees in Cambodia.
3) Provide assistance to refugees in Meheba refugee camp in Zambia.
4) Supply clean water by digging well in Rwanda.
5) Provide medicine and artificial arms/legs for handicapped refugees in former Yugoslavia.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Held 1st NGO Tokyo Conference on Anti-Personnel Landm ines '97 in March 1997.
2) Held an exhibition of Mersad Berber, a Bosni an Artist in February 1997.
3) Published a picture book Not Mines, but Flowers in August 1997.

Periodical: Volunteer Information monthly

Other publications:
Pochette of Love Embraces the Earth, Ran - the Refugee Girl, Departure for Tomorrow, Bridge over the Heart
* Publications above are written in Japanese.

Cooperating organization overseas: HALO TRUS T (H.Q. - London, England)


Address: 2-2-8 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3232-6478

Fax: +81-3-5273-8438

Date of establishment: June 1968

Objectives:
To advance the welfare of autistic persons through supporting and upbringing them as well as promoting the understanding of autism on the part of the general public.

Representative: Mr. Yasuhiko Egusa

Board of directorsand councilors: 25 directors, 46 councilors

Membership: 6,500 individuals, associate members - 7 organizations and 111 individuals

Fees: ¥4,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 3

Scope of activities: Counseling, research/study, publication

Budget: ¥70,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Counseling for autistic persons .
2) Seminars and lectures on medicine, education, welfare, employment, etc.
3) Research/study, collection of information.
4) Subsidization and citation of professionals, volunteers, teachers.
5) Publication of bulletin and booklets.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Consultation/counseling for autistic persons by telephone and/or interview,including itinerary counseling twice a year.
2) Training seminars for teachers-leaders and parents.
3) Research activities to support autistic persons (subsidized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare).
4) A lecture and a symposium by an American father.
5) Preparatory work for the inauguration of Autism Asian Network.

Periodical: ASJ Bulletin (every other month, in Japanese), Opening the Mind (yearly, in Japanese)

Other publications: Guidebook of Autism (in Japanese)
Cooperating organization overseas:
The National Autistic Society (Secretariat of the International Autism Societies) (H.Q. - London, G.B.) Autism Societies of America, Canada, Australia, Philippines, etc.


Address: c/o Nihon Catholic Kaikan, 2-10-10 Shiomi, Kohtoh-ku, Tokyo 135 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5632-4428

Fax: +81-3-5632-4454

Date of establishment: January 1953

Objectives:
As a affiliated agency of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, Catholic Library for the Blind aims to engage in missionary work for the blind. The Library also intends to supply literary works, the outcome of rich human culture, in Braille, with the aim of serving as a cultural center for the blind and of helping them enrich their life.

Representative: Director of library - Mr. Muneaki Hashimoto

Board of directorsand councilors: 9 directors

Membership: 1.200

Fees: A ¥10,000, B ¥5,000, C ¥3,000

Staff (full-time): 7

Scope of activities:
Braill etranscribing of books and lending services, training of Braillists, publications in Braille

Budget: ¥50,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Braille transcribing of Catholic books and lending services
2) Trains Braillists and asks them to join Braille tra nscribing at the library
3) Publishes a book the Bible and Ceremony in Braille, and a periodical Ake no Hoshi (the Morning Star)
4) Publishes other Catholic books in Braille
5) Carries out a Bible correspondence course in Braille
Activities for the past two years:
1) Published Shakesp eare's Philosophy in Braille and distributed it to other libraries for the blind persons in Japan.
2) Published Health keeper Handbook in Braille with the aim of promoting employment of the blind, which was also distributed to libraries for the blind persons.
3) Carried out study me etings with Braille textbooks on Christianity.
Periodical:
Ake no Hoshi (in Japanese Braille and cassette tape)
Catholic Library for the Blind Information (in Japanese Braille)
Newsletter Ake no Hoshi (in ink-prin ted Japanese)
Other publications:
List of Publications (in Japanese Braille and ink-printed Japanese)
Information of Publications in Braille and Recorded Publications (in Braille Japanese, ink-printed Japanese and recorded tape)


SOCIAL WORKER & CARE WORKER

Address: SEMPOS Bldg., 1- 5-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3486-7511

Fax: +81-3-3486-7514

Date of establishment: March 1946

Objectives:
The center aims at contributing to the development of social programs by engaging itself in the research studies and dissemination of knowledge on social welfare programs, assistance for management of social welf are facilities, and examinations and registration procedures for social welfare workers and care workers.

Representative: Mr. Tadashi Ohyama

Board of directorsand councilors:15directors

Staff (full-time): 34

Scope of activities:
Examinations and registration procedures for social welfare workers and care workers, research studies, publication.

Budget: ¥3,132,690,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Research studies on various social welfare programs.
2) Various Kinds of training seminars, study seminars and conferences.
3) Publication a nd commission sales of books on social welfare.
4) Examination and registration works for certified social welfare workers and certified care workers.

Periodical: Care Work (quarterly, in Japanese), Welfare and Medical Service (monthly, in Japanese)

Other publications:
Handbook for Care, Handbook for Social Security, Public Assistances in Oversea
* Publications above are written in Japanese.


Address: 3-3-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3581-3846

Fax: +81-3-3581-5755

E-mail: LDU05454@niftyserve.or. jp.

Date of establishment: August 1947

Objectives:
Perform the nationwide planning, advertising, research for the community chest campaign, to help each prefectural Community Chest carry out campaign to assist voluntary social welfare agencies financially, as the national coordinatin gassociation.

Representative: Ms. Ritsuko Nagao

Board of directorsand councilors: 23 directors, 74 councilors

Membership: 47 organizations

Fees: Total allotment - ¥90,000,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 13

Scope of activities:To consider how to promote community chest campaign.

Budget: ¥300,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Draw out the promoting plan of the community chest campaign , moreover contrive and popularize its implementing gist.
2) Produce such campaign advertising materials as posters and brochures.
3) Seek mass media's cooperation.
4) Receive corporate donations through Central Community Chest toward local chests.
Activities for the past two years:
Community Chest 50 years anniversary events including the publication of the history, consider the way of campaign on the occasion of 50 years anniversary events including the publication of the history. Consider the way of campaign on the occasion of 50 years. Plan to amend the campaign gist.
Periodical:
Red Feather (quarterly, in Japanese)
Don (informations to the company donors) (biannually, in Japanese)
Other publications:
Fifty Years of the Central Community Chest
Fairy Tales from Red Feather - Vol. 2
For the Creation of the New Donation Culture
A Report on the Comparison of Non-governmental Financial Resources: Japan, United States and the United Kingdom
* All publications above are written in Japanese.
Cooperating organizations in overseas:
United Way International (H.Q. - Washington, USA)
Charities Aid Foundation (H,Q. - Kent, G.B.)


Address: 202 Yutaka-Manshon, 3 -2-5 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3940-3150

Fax: +81-3-3940-8525

Date of establishment: October 1973

Objectives:
In order to protect life and health of children with congenital biliary atresia , regardless of race, religion, and political faction, and to protect the life of families with those children, Congenital Biliary Atresia Society promotes information exchange and mutual cooperation among members. It also intends to improve and expand medical care and social security for those children.

Representative: Mr. Yujiro Ishimaru

Board of directorsand councilors: 14 directors,

Membership: 1,030 individuals

Fees: ¥7,200 (per year) (admission fee - ¥5,000)

Staff (full-time): 4

Scope of activities:Raising awareness, information exchange

Budget: ¥10,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Invites members to the Society, and promotes friendship and mutual-assistance among members
2) Opens the list of hospitals which could treat children with congenital biliary atresia, and acts in concert with the hospitals
3 ) Makes representations against the National Governments on the matters such as the demand of all medical care cost at public expense
4) Implements early detection and early operation of children with congenital biliary atresia, and disseminates correct knowledge on the illness
5) Others
Activities for the past two years:
1) Held the open symposium on an organ transplant
2) Held local meetings at branches of the Society
3) Carried out activities to pass the bill on an organ transplant
Periodical: CBA News (quarterly, in Japanese)
Other publications:
Handbook on Congenital Biliary Atresia
Handbook on Kidney Transplant
Children with Congenital Biliary Atresia and Kidney Transplant
Dream (as the 20 years anniversary of the Society)
*All publications above are written in Japanese.


FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Address: Shin-Kasumigaseki Bldg., 3-3-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3581-6502

Fax: +81-3-3581-2428

Date of establishment: June 1963

Objectives:
The Council conducts appropriate and practical activities cooperating with national-level organizations related to the persons/children with physical/intellectual disabilities with the purpose of improvement of welfare of persons/children with physical/intellectual disabilities.

Representative: President-Mr. Yuji Yatani

Board of directorsand councilors: 42 councilors

Membership: 18 organizations

Fees: ¥20,000-¥ 130,000 (per year)

Scope of activities:Examination of common problems, public relations, campaign for a budget

Budget: ¥8,720,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
(1) To hold Research Conference on Support System of Community Life of Persons with Disabilities
(2) Campaign for a budget to the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Government party
(3) To promote The Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons.
(4) Various projects related to improvement of the welfare of persons with intellectually/physically disabled.
Activities for the past two years:
Held the 16th and 17th Research Conferences on Support System of Community Life of Persons with Disabilities


JAPANESE COUNCIL OF SOCIAL WELFARE

Address: 3-3-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3581-6502

Fax: +81-3-3581-2428

E-mail: KGF03437@niftyserve.or .jp.

Date of establishment: May 1974

Objectives:
Accomplishing the tasks of residential facilities for the persons with disabilities. Liaising residential facilities throughout the country for improvement welfare for the persons with disabilities. Conducting research and surveys of residential facilities for the persons with disabilities and making better use of their outcome.

Representative: Mr.Teruhisa Tokugawa

Board of directorsand councilors: 13 directors

Membership: about 300 institutions

Fees: ¥52,000 - ¥95,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 1

Scope of activities:
Liaising the residential facilities throughout the country, giving seminars and conducting research, publishing newsletters, etc.

Budget: ¥50,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Holding national conferences
2) Publishing Newsletters
3) Conducting inspection tours to overseas
4) Seminars for middle managers and nurses
5) Seminars for directors of residential facilities throughout the country
6) Holding the meetings on problems related to the residential facilities

Periodical: Zenryokyo (in Japanese)

Other publications:
A Report from the Investigation Committee - Regarding the Functions and Systems of Residential Facilities
Improving the Quality of Life in Residential Facilities
A Report on Prolonged Disturbance of Consciousness
Care for Aged People with Cerebral Palsy-Cooperating with a Lowering of Physical Functions
New Guidebook for the Employees of Residential Facilities
*All publications above are written in Japanese.


Address: 1-5-4 Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3201-2442

Fax: +81-3-5252-8660

Date of establishment: November 1980

Objectives:
The Foundation aims to improve the welfare of persons with disability through providing grants to social welfare activities and studies.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Mr. Tooru Hashimoto

Board of directorsand councilors: 12 directors

Staff (full-time): 2

Scope of activities:Subsidizing for social welfare, awarding a scholarship
Main activities:
1) Provides grants for social welfare activitie s
2) Donates electric wheelchairs
3) Fuji Braille Translation Assistance Program
4) Donates automobiles for use in welfare services

Periodical: Guide of Fuji Memorial Foundation (in Japanese)


Address: Kyoto Municipal Sports Center of the Disabled Persons, 5 Takano-tamaoka-cho,

Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 606 Japan

Phone: +81-75-702-3370

Fax: +81-75-702-3372

Date of establishment: May 1994

Objectives: Promoting the Halliwick - concept of swimming and rehabilitation in water.

Representative: Mr. Kyonosuke Yabe

Board of directorsand councilors: 12 directors

Membership: 16 organizations, 50 individuals

Fees: ¥10,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time):None

Scope of activities:
Spreading the Halliwick swimming method by giving courses and other educational activities

Budget: ¥1,780,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
Course on Halliwick swimming method
Basic course A
Basic course B
Group leader course
Activities for the past two years:
1997 Halliwick swimming method - Basic course A at 5 locations
Basic course B at 1 location
Group leader course at 1 location

Periodical: Newsletter (in Japanese)

Cooperating organization overseas: International Halliwick Association (H.Q. - Switzerland)


Address: Shinjuku Marune Bldg., 1-23-1 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3356-1609

Fax: +81-3-3356-2389

Date of establishment: March 1980

Objectives:
To enrich the cultural life of the deaf and hard of hearing people, to protect their rights, and to promote improvement of their life and culture through our public awareness activities.

Representative: Chairman of directors - Mr. Takeji Kato

Board of directorsand councilors: 10 directors , 25 councilors

Staff (full-time): 24

Scope of activities:
Providing in formation through captioning of TV programs, video tape and films, Interpreting services, video-film library, counseling, cultural programs, research and conducting of the national examination to certify sign language interpreters.

Budget: ¥322,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Captioning video tapes and films.
2) Video library.
3) Organizing a workshop to train note-takers and teachers on a note-taking system.
4) Conducting the national examination to certify sign language interpreters.
5) Participating in the National Council of Information Services Facilities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.
6) Supporting Japan International Cooperation Agency in its leadership training course for persons with disabilities.
7) Holding various cultural programs.
8) Publishing a booklet for promotion of public awareness .
Activities for the past two years:
1) Organizing a national basis work shop to train teachers on note-taking system (Dec. '95/'96, Tokyo)
2) Conducting the national examination to certify sign language interpreters. (Oct. '95/'96, Tokyo/Osaka)
Group leader course at 1 location
3) Participating in the National Council of Information Service Facilities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons ('95 Kumamoto city; '96 Fujisawa city)
4) Supporting Japan Inter national Cooperation Agency in its leadership training course for persons with disabilities (Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons) (Oct. '95).
5) Supporting Japan International Cooperation Agency in its leadership training course for deaf persons from Asia and the Pacific (Japanese Federation of the Deaf) (Nov. '95/Oct. '96)
6) Providing programs respectively on a flower arrangement, oil painting sign language, lip-reading, and American Sign Language (1-year term starting in spring every year)

Periodical: Grapevine (quarterly)


Address: 1-11-5 Shinkawa, Mitaka-shi, T okyo 181 Japan

Phone: +81-422-45-7985

Fax: +81-422-49-6817

Date of establishment: February 1991

Objectives:
1) Offering the medical information to patient.
2) Cultivating mutual friendship.
3) Enlighten the general public and medical practitioners on knowledge of AS.

Representative: Mr. Kenji Tanaka

Board of directorsand councilors: 13

Membership: 241 paying members, including 172 sufferers.

Fees:
¥3,000 (patient members or supporting individual members, per year)
¥10,000 (supporting group members, per year)

Staff (full-time): None

Budget: ¥800,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Offering the medical information to patients
2) Cultivate mutual friendship
3) Enlighten the general public and medical practitioners on knowledge of AS
4) Foundation of branches
Periodical:
Rakuchin (biannually, in Japanese)
Tomonokai-Dayori (biannually, in Japanese)

Other publication: Guide book for Patients (in Japanese)

Cooperating organization overseas:
Ankylosing Spondilitis International Federation (ASIF) (H.Q. - London, G. B.)


Address: c/o Marui Sangyo Co., 21F Yokohama Tenrikyokan Bldg., 1-4-1 Kita-saiwai, Nishi-ku,

Yokohama-city, Kanagawa 220-0004 Japan

Phone: +81-45-410-3226

Fax: +81-45-319-3285

Date of establishment: April 1976

Objectives:
The Association aims to provide assistance to newly blind persons caused by Behcet' s disease, diabetes, etc., who need assistance and upbringing or rehabilitation services to enable full-fledged social life without hindering their independence.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Mr. Tsuneo Yamada

Board of directorsand councilors: 12 directors

Membership: 1,000

Fees: ¥10,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 20

Scope of activities:
1) Manages Konan Rehabilitation Institution for the Persons with Visual Disability.
2) Provides rehabilitation services for the persons with visual disability.

Budget: ¥132,500,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Cooperates and assists Research Committee on Behcet's Disease organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
2) Cooperates with Association of Behcet's Disease Patients.
3) Participates in International Mobility Conference.
4) Organizes assistance seminar for the persons with visual disability caused by diabetes.
Main activities for the past two years:
1) Participated in General Assembly of Behcet's Committee in January 1995.
2) Held Supporting Seminar for the persons visual disability caused by diabetes in 1995.
Periodical: Newsletter of the Association (biannually, in Japanese)
Other publication:
Newsletter Kakehashi published by residents of Konan Institution (in Japanese)
Guidance on Persons with Visual Disabilities (in Japanese)


Address: 1-11-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5400-1637

Fax: +81-3-5400-1638

Date of establishment: March 1977

Objectives:
Based on the Law for Employment Promotion, etc. of the Disabled and in cooperation with the various legal bodies, the association carries out the various projects aimed at promoting the employment of disabled persons and contributing to their vocational stability. These projects are aimed at employers, disabled persons and other related parties.

Representative: President - Mr. Kozo Okabe

Board of directorsand councilors: 8 directors

Membership: 56 members, 94 associated members

Fees: ¥50,000, associate member - ¥30,000

Staff (full-time):673

Scope of activities:
Employment promotion services, vocational rehabilitation services, research and surveys, international cooperation and exchange programs.

Budget: ¥47,789,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Employment promotion services under the Levy and Grant System for employing physically disabled persons.
2) Projects concerning vocational rehabilitation services.
3) Research and surveys.
4) Advisory service on employment of disabled persons, seminars and other support activities.
5) Employment education activities.
6) International cooperation and exchange programs.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Participation in the International Abilympics (Sept. 1995)
2) International Seminars on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons.
3) Exchange programs
Periodical:
Hataraku Hiroba (monthly, in Japanese)
Vocational Rehabilitation Network (quarterly, in Japanese)
Other publication: Report s on research and surveys (in Japanese)

Cooperating organization overseas: Rehabilitation International (RI) (H.Q. - New York, USA)


Address: 23-4 Takadanobaba 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3209-0241

Fax: +81-3-3209-5641

Date of establishment: October 1940

Objectives:
To provide information services and daily living aids for the persons with visual disabilities.

Representative: Chairperson of directors- Mr. Kazuo Honma

Board of directorsand councilors: 10 directors

Membership: 11,200 registered users

Staff (full-time): 69

Scope of activities:
Services for the persons with visual disabilities, providing Braille books, talking books, face to face reading, reference, daily living aids for the persons with visual disabilities.

Budget: ¥1,028,890,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Braille and talking book library.
2) Projects concerning vocational rehabilitation services.
3) Braille production facility and talking book production.
4) Reference service.
5) Providing aids for the persons with visual disabilities.
6) Education for Braille transcribers and narrators.
7) Workshop of computerized Braille production for ASEAN countries.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Workshop of Computerized B raille Production held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2) Cooperation of new system of digital talking books/ DAISY.
Periodical: Nitten Forum (in Japanese)
Other publication: Catalogues, Newsletter of Braille and talking books
Cooperating organization overseas:
National Council for the Blind (Malaysia)
Section of Library for the Blind/International Federat ion of Libraries Association (IFLA/SLB)
(H.Q. - Geneve, Switzerland)


Address: Atena Bldg., 1-5-18 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3381-4071

Fax: +81-3-3381-2289

E-mail: FHARUTA@AOL.com

Date of establishment: February 1964

Objectives: To promote social participation of disabled persons.

Representative: Mr. Tomoya Ohno

Board of directorsand councilors: 8 directors

Membership: 20,000

Fees: ¥3,000 - ¥50,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time):4

Scope of activities: Promotion of social participation of disabled persons, raising awareness

Budget: ¥100,000,000 (Apri l 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Support for operation of Prevocational Training Center for the Persons with Diabilities
2) Support for operation of community workshops and other facilities
3) Support for operation of the workshop Katatsumuri
4) Dispatch of TV entertainers to events for mentally retarded persons
Activities for the past two years:
1) Supported operation of Prevocational Training Center for the Persons with Disabilities (a foundational juridical person)
2) Supported operation of community workshops and other facilities
3) Dispatched TV entertainers to events for mentally retarded persons
Periodical: Japan Charity Plate News (in Japanese)


Address: 3-3-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3581-6502

Fax: +81-3-3581-2428

Date of establishment: May 1977

Objectives:
The organization aims at promoting welfare of the people with disabilities by improving the systems of sheltered workshops throughout the country, developing their activities, and conducting research surveys.

Representative: Mr. Kazuoki Shirabe

Board of directorsand councilors: 74 councilors

Membership: 811 institutions

Fees: ¥20,000 - ¥60,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time):2

Scope of activities:
Improvement of the systems of sheltered workshops throughout the country, conducting research surveys and seminars, promoting of the activities of sheltered workshops

Budget: ¥7,800,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Improvement of Systems related sheltered workshops
2) Budgeting
3) Promotion of CI Project
4) Organizing national conference and seminars
Activities for the past two years: CI project (1994 - 1996)
Periodical: SELP Newsletter (quarterly, in Japanese)
Other publications:
Document on System Improvement of Sheltered Workshops
The List of National Support Centers of Employment, Living and Participation
* All these publications are written in Japanese.


Address: 1-1-7 Komone, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173 Japan

Phone: +81-2-5995-4501

Fax: +81-3-5995-4502

Date of establishment:
April 1993 (originally established as Japan Council for International Year of Disabled Persons in 1980)
Objectives:
To carry out various movements of disabled persons with the theme of Full Participation and Equality over coming the differences in types of disabilities, thoughts, and beliefs .

Representative: President - Mr. Kazuoki Shirabe

Board of directorsand councilors: 6 directors, 19 councilors

Membership: 66 organizations

Fees: ¥100,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time):2

Scope of activities:
Research/study, suggestion/improvement, collecting and providing inf ormation, international exchange

Budget: ¥17,400,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Action for concreting "The Government Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities" and "SelfGovernment Plan for Disabled Persons."
2) Forum for promotion of New Decade of Disabled Persons.
3) Promotion of the Telecommunications Network.
4) Cooperation with the congress for promotion of New Decade of Disabled Persons.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Forum '96 for promotion of New Decade of Disabled Persons.
2) Personal Computer Volunteer Conference 1997.
Periodical: JD Journal (in Japanese)
Other publications:
The Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Families and Disability
* All publications above are written in Japanese.


Address: Zenkokuzaidan Bldg., 2-2-8 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5272-1691

Fax: +81-3-5272-1691

Date of establishment: March 1991
Objectives:
Japan Deaf-Blind Association supports deaf-blind persons,i.e. blind persons who also have hearing impairment, to receive propersocial welfare services, thus promoting their social participation.

Representative: Chief director - Mr. Sumiro Kojima

Board of directorsand councilors: 11 directors, 25 councilors, 2 auditors

Membership: registered deaf-blind persons- 400, associated members - about 1,800

Staff (full-time): 6

Scope of activities:
Counseling activities, research/survey, training/dispatch of interpreters and attendants, providing information, etc.

Budget: ¥75,900,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Holds the National Conference of Deaf-Blind Persons
2) Holds a training seminar for interpreters for deaf-blind people
3) Participates in the 6th Hellen Keller World Conference in 1997
4) Organizes and supports local As sociations of Deaf-Blind Persons and promotes the understanding of the welfare for deaf-blind persons
Activities for the past two years:
1) Held the 5th and the 9th National Conference of Deaf-Blind People in 1995 and 1996
2) Held training seminars for interpreters in 1995 and 1996
3) Organized and supported activities of local Associations of Deaf-Blind Persons and promoted the understanding of the welfare for deaf-blind persons including visits to Prefectural Government Offices
4) Conducted a survey on 150 deaf-blind persons in 1995
Periodical:
Association News (annually, in Japanese)
Communica (biannually, in Japanese)
Other publications:
Introduction of Activities of Japan Deaf-Blind Association
Language of Deaf-Blind People
Guidebook for Deaf-Blind People
For the Sake of Children with Both Visual and Hearing Disabilities
Survey Report on Deaf-Blind People
* All publications above are written in Japanese.
Cooperating organization overseas:
World Blind Union, Standing Committee on Activities of Deaf-Blind People (H.Q. - Enskede, Sweden)


Address: 203,1-10-7 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3369-3462

Fax: +81-3-3369-8182

E-mail: jds97@po.jah.or.jp

Date of establishment: June 1995
Objectives:
To establish human rights, equality, quality of life of people with Down's Syndrome, to develop public awareness, to live together in the mutual society.

Representative: Mr. Kunio Tamai

Board of directorsand councilors: 20 directors, 40 councilors

Membership: 4,000 ind ividuals/40 organizations

Fees: ¥3,000 - ¥5,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 3

Scope of activities:
Collecting and providing information of DS, Organizing and supporting regional society, Enlightenment,
Counseling, Educational activities.

Budget: ¥17,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Publication of a monthly bulletin.
2) Publication of books and videotapes on Down's Syndrome.
3) Counseling by tel ephone by senior members, regional counseling, network by senior members in local areas.
4) Organizing and supporting regional societies for Down's Syndrome.
5) Enlightenment
6) International Communication with other country.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Establishing meeting with JDS (1995/1996).
2) Lecture meeting/symposium (Feb. '96, March '97).
3) Publishing of Down's Syndrome leaflet for social enlightenment.
Periodical: JDS News (monthly, in Japanese)

Other publications: Health Handbook of Down's Syndrome (in Japanese)


Address: 2-22-32 Nakamachi, Koganei-city, Tokyo 184 Japan

Phone: +81-423-84-1030

Fax: +81-423-85-0118

Date of establishment: March 1977

Objectives: To train co-medical staff of rehabilitation medicine.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Mr. Tadashi Takizawa

Board of directorsand councilors: 10 directors

Staff (full-time): 22

Scope of activities: Management and running of the college

Budget: ¥32,650,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Runs the Japanese School of Technology for Science Medicine.
2) Publication of Rehabilitation Plaza

Periodical: Rehabilitation Plaza (in Japanese)


Address: 2F MS-Ichigaya-dai Bldg., 14 Ichigaya-Daimachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3225-5600

Fax: +81-3-3354-0046

E-mail: tadash-t@aix.or.jp

Date of establishment: September 1991
Objectives:
1) To promote public awareness through various programs for improvement and prevalence of measures for persons with hearing impairment and those who lost hearing halfway (the hard of hearing, hereafter).
2) To contribute to improvement of the social status, betterment of welfare and promotion of social participation of disabled persons through research and study activities on means of communication for the hard of hearing.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Mr. Tadashi Takizawa

Board of directorsand councilors: 15 directors

Membership: 54 organizations

Fees: ¥90,000 (average per year)

Staff (full-time): 6

Scope of activities: Raising awareness, research/survey

Budget: ¥30,000,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Nationwide implementation of signature-collecting and petitioning for improvement of subtitled TV programs campaign.
2) Promotion for prevalence of the Ear Mark symbol.
3) Production of video and text material for education of reading communication, For Rich Communication: Video for Reading Communication (on family).
Activities for the past two years:
Implemented the signature-collecting and petitioning for improvement of subtitled TV programs campaign nationwide. 450,000 signatures were collected all over Japan, resulting in adoption of the petition at the two Houses of the Diet, excluding some points (issue of daily-life appliances and revision of the Copyright Law).

Periodical: We lfare 'Real' Age (quarterly, in Japanese)

Other publications:
Guide to Hospital Visit and Guide to Hospital Visit (second series)
For Rich Comm unication: Video for Reading Communication (on family)
For Rich Commun ication: Video for Reading Communication (on daily life)
* All these publications are written in Japanese.
Coordinating organizations overseas:
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) (H.Q. - Hamburg, Germany)


Address: 3163 Fukami, Yamato-city, Kanagawa 242 Japan

Phone: +81-462-64-0786

Fax: +81-462-62-8031

Date of establishment: January 1972
Objectives:
To carry out activities in order to secure treatment and education of children with kidney disorders including nephritis and nephrosis, to improve their social life, and to protect their family life.

Representative: President - Mr. Susumu Kodachi

Board of directorsand councilors: 9 board members

Membership: 1,300

Fees: ¥1,000

Staff (full-time): 6

Scope of activities: Raising awareness, pub lication of newsletters, lobbying to administrative

Budget: ¥1,200,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Exchange of information among members
2) Consultation services in various fields
3) Lobbying to administrative and other organizations
4) Organization of symposiums
Activities for the past two years:
1) Organized a lecture and offered consultation services on medical treatment and education with the lecturers as advisors.
2) Lobbied to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Labor for improvement of social life of persons with kidney disorders.
Periodical:
Newsletter of Japanese Association for the Protection of Children with Kidney Disorders (in Japanese)


Address: Morimitsu-shinko Bldg., 1-5-9 Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5826-7871

Fax: +81-3-5826-7872

Date of establishment: September 1966
Objectives:
Association aims to enhance the scientific and technical skills, character and qualities of occupational therapists , and to work to promote and develop occupational therapy, thus assisting the development of people's medicine.

Representative: President - Ms. Kumiko Terayama

Board of directorsand councilors: 24 directors

Membership: 7,511

Fees: ¥12,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 3

Scope of activities:
1) Academic conferences, seminars, and courses on occupational therapy.
2) Research on occupational therapy.
3) Publications on occupational therapy.
4) Guidance and prevalence of occupational therapy.
5) Improving the educational levels of occupationalt herapists.
6) Improving the social status of occupational therapists.
7) Liaising with related agencies.
8) Other issues necessary for accomplis hing the above-mentioned tasks.

Budget: ¥121,860,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Holds society meetings, study courses, and lecture meetings on occupational therapy.
2) Conducts investigations and research into occupational therapy.
3) Issues various kinds of public ations on occupational therapy.
4) Promotes and provide guidance for oc cupational therapy.
5) Improves education of occupational therapists.
6) Improves social status of occupational therapists.
7) Promotes cooperation and exchange with related organizations both at home and abroad.
8) Anyother matters deemed necessary to achieve the aims set out in the above article.
Activities for the past two years:
Started up the academic database. Checked up the guidelines for occupational therapists. Conducted courses on life-long education. Organized WFOT Educational Leve l Survey Committee and International Exchange Committee. Opened national seminars and courses. Supervised trainees from overseas. The 30th Anniversary Event. Published White Papers of 1995.

Periodical:The Journal of Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists (7 issues per year, in Japanese)

Other publications:
Japanese Association of Occupationa l Therapists Newsletter (10 issues per year)
A Guidebook of starting up an occupational therapy office
Occupational therapy manual series
*All publications above are written in Japanese.

Cooperating organization overseas: World Federation of Occupational Therapists (H.Q. - U.K.)


Address: 202, 2-15-6 Minami-cho, Kokubunji-city, Tokyo 185 Japan

Phone: +81-423-24-7397

Fax: +81-423-28-7071

E-mail: stkyokai@fuji-mt.or.jp

Date of establishment: November 1975
Objectives:
To promote welfare of the speech, language, and hearing handicapped persons through research/study information dissemination, international exchange, training programs, establishing ethical codes, exchanging mutual support through related organization networks.

Representative: President - Ms. Kyoko Iitaka

Board of directorsand councilors: 12 directors

Membership: 1,929

Fees: ¥6,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 2 (part-time)

Scope of activities:
Research/study, training program, providing information to members and public, participating in Human Service Network of 16 other related organizations, international exchange and cooperation.

Budget: ¥78,660,000 (April 1 996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
Workshops and lectures on professional subjects. Offering the clinical certification for basic and advanced (for supervisors) levels, negotiating the government officials and med ical association regarding the national certification, and exchanging and cooperating with nationally and internationally related organizations.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Participation in the 23rd Congress of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
2) Holding various professional training programs and workshops for members.
3) Certifying the Clinical Competence in Speech, Language and Hearing for basic and advanced levels.
4) Supporting the Human Service Network , Japan organized by 16 related organizations.
Periodical:
Newsletter SUMOMO
The Journal of Japanese Association of Speech, Language & Hearing
* All publications above are written in Japanese.
Other publications: Homepage of Internet - http://www. fuji-mt.or.jp/stkyokai/
Cooperating organization overseas:
International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (H.Q. - Geneva, Switzerland) American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (H.Q. - Washington, DC, USA)


Address: 103 Sun-vintage, 23-3 Kyo-machi, Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa 920 Japan

Phone: +81-762-52-6746

Fax: +81-762-52-6746

Date of establishment: May 1989
Objectives:
The Association aims to carry out activities to spread the knowledge to all the asthmatic patients in Japan that asthma is a curable disease.

Representative: Mr. Akira Nishimura

Board of directorsand councilors: 4

Membership: 3,000

Fees: ¥100 (per year)

Staff (full-time): None

Scope of activities: Raising awareness of asthmatic patients

Budget: ¥2,000,000 (April 1996-March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Exchange activities with International Asthmatic Council (IAC)
2) Promotes exchange activities at each asthmatic patient's organizations 3 Setting up of Asthmatic Day through out Japan
Activities for the past two years:
1) Hosted the Asthmatic Day
2) Participated in the General Assembly of IAC
Cooperating organization overseas:
International Asthma Council (IAC) (H.Q. - Toronto, Canada)


Address: 2-2-8 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3-3208-3058

Fax: +81-3-3232-5655

E-mail: AMV06749@pc.van.or.jp

Date of establishment: June 1958
Objectives:
1) To promote networking of organizations for disabled persons all over Japan.
2) To improve health and welfare of disabled persons.
3) To promote achievement of social participation and equality.

Representative: President - Mr. Sakae Matsuo

Board of directorsand councilors: 22

Membership: 61

Fees: ¥80,000 - 160,000 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 5

Scope of activities:
1) Consultation services on rehabilitation of disabled persons.
2) Information services on and support for welfare programs for disabled persons .

Budget: ¥845,770,000 (April 1996 - March 1997)

Main activities:
1) Organization of National Conference on Welfare of Disabled Persons of Japan.
2) Training of counseling personnel for disabled persons.
3) Training of leaders.
4) Training of secretarial personnel.
5) Programs to support severely disabled persons who are cared for at home to receive care services at non-residential facilities.
6) Promotion of social participation of disabled persons through:
(1) Liaising and coordination with local centers for promotion of social participation.
(2) Training of personnel involved in local centers for promotion of social participation.
(3) Collection and dissemination of information on social participation.
Activities for the past two years:
1) National Conference on Welfare of Disabled Persons of Japan (the 41st meeting in Oita in 1996; the 40th meeting in Yamaguchi in 1995).
2) Training courses for counseling personnel for disabled persons (in Hakone Yumoto in 1996; in Atami in 1995).
3) Training courses for leaders (in Atami in 1996; in Hakone Yumoto in 1995).
4) National Conference of Centers for Promotion of Social Participation (meetings in Tokyo in 1996 and 1995).

Periodical: Nisshinren (monthly, in Japanese)


Address: Zenkoku Fukushi Zaidan , 2-2-8 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5272-1210

Fax: +81-3-5272-1210

Date of establishment: July 1958
Objectives:
1) To build cooperative relationship among PTAs of schools for physically disabled children.
2) To promote improvement and development of education for physically disabled children (persons) all over Japan for betterment of their welfare.

Representative: Mr. Atsushi Taniguchi

Board of directorsand councilors: 19 directors

Membership: 16,700 (185 schools)

Fees: ¥350 (per one pupil/student)

Staff (full-time): 2

Scope of activities:
1) Organization of national conferences
2) Organization of programs subsidized by the government and others
Main activities:
1) Appeal to related agencies for implementation of resolutions adopted by the national conferences.
2) Discussion at joint conferences involving PTAs and Association of School Principals.
3) Organization of block seminars in six regions nationwide.
4) Organization of workshops for guardians and volunteers, care courses, and rehabilitation camps.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Organized the 38th National Joint Conference of Japanese Federation of PTAs of Schools for Physically Disabled Children and National Association of Principals of Schools for Physically Disabled Children in Hyogo.
2) Organized the 39th National Joint Conference of Japanese Federation of PTAs of Schools for Physically Disabled Children and National Association of Principals of Schools for Physically Disabled Children in Tottori.
Periodical:
Newsletter (biannually , in Japanese)
Report on the Conference (annually, in Japanese)

Other publication: History of the Federation (in Japanese)


Address: Zenkoku Fukushi Zaidan, 2-2-8 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3-5273-3455

Fax: +81-3-5273-3455

Date of establishment: May 1962
Objectives:
Making a plan for repletion of education for visually disabled children, holding conferences, publishing newsletters, and others.

Representative: Ms. Setsuko Miyazaki

Board of directorsand councilors: 8 directors

Membership: 4,600

Fees: ¥200 (per year)

Scope of activities: Attainment of the purposes

Budget: ¥6,500,000 (Apri l 1997 - March 1998)

Main activities:
1) Holds General Assembly and Seminars
2) Publishes newsletters
3) Carries out regional seminars and camps
4) Others

Periodical: Te-o-Tsunago (guidance on education) (yearly in Japanese)


Address: 8F SK Bldg., 130 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan

Phone: +81-3- 3268-8847

Fax: +81-3-3267-3445

Date of establishment: May 1947
Objectives:
Japanese Federation of the Deaf is a national organization of deaf persons which has its 47 member organizations of deaf throughout the nation. JFD has conducted various activities to promote welfare and social status of hearing impaired persons and to enhance the public und erstanding of deafness.

Representative: Chairperson of directors - Mr. Eiichi Takada

Board of directorsand councilors: 25 directors

Membership: 27,000 individuals

Fees: ¥1,500 (per year)

Staff (full-time): 9

Scope of activities:
Annual National Conference, publications, JFD organizational activities, international relations, projects entrusted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Main activities:
1) A National Conference and a National Debate on Sign Language Interpreting Issues.
2) A sign language contest for high school students and university students.
3) Research on deaf issues.
4) Enhancing public awareness and understanding of deafness.
5) International exchange.
6) Cooperation with other organization of disabled persons.
Activities for the past two years:
1) Held 43rd National Conference
2) Held 44th National Conference
3) Held 16th National Theatrical Festival of Deaf Persons
4) Held 15th National Theatrical Festival of Deaf persons, etc.
Periodical:
Japan Deaf News (monthly, in Japanese),
MIMI (quarterly, in Japanese)
Other publications:
The Glossaries of the Japanese Signs (in Japanese)
The English Dictionary of Basic Japanese Signs

Cooperating organization overseas: World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) (H.Q. - France)


Title:
JAPANESE ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS TO PROMOTE FULL PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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