ERIC Number: ED309584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Rehabilitation in Japan, 1988.
Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Tokyo.
The scope of Japan's rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities is reviewed and discussed from the perspective of social and demographic change in that country. An introductory chapter on the current situation in Japan looks at characteristics of the land, the people, the government, industry and the economy, and the culture. The second chapter describes the incidence of disabilities in persons: under 18, over 18, with mental disabilities, and with chronic diseases. Chapter 3 gives an overview of rehabilitation in Japan, looking at its development since before World War II, the present legal and administrative situation, and future prospects. Four subsequent chapters address the current state of specific areas of rehabilitation: medical, educational, vocational, and social. Chapter 8 describes the trends in organizations for dealing with major disabilities, including the beginning of the disability movement after World War II, formation of organizations for specific disabilities, the campaign for compulsory education, formation of parents' associations, the shift from institutional to community care, protection of civil rights, securing the right to work, increasing independence, and the Japan Council for the International Year of Disabled Persons. Appended materials contain information on related organizations and Japan's principal law on disabilities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Demography, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), History, Incidence, Legislation, Medical Services, Organizations (Groups), Public Agencies, Rehabilitation, Social Change, Social Services, Special Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Welfare Services
Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, 20-8 7-chome, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan (3,000 yen).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Tokyo.
Identifiers - Location: Japan