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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-32
Accessibility Law for Persons with Disabilities in Asia


Disability issues are a critical part of reducing poverty, and in developing countries, securing accessibility for persons with disabilities is essential to realizing employment and education. This study will use the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a criterion and outline the actual situation of barriers that persons with disabilities in Asia face regarding access to facilities, transportation, information and services. It will also describe legal developments taken to dissolve barriers and indicate the remaining problems.


April 2016 - March 2018

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KOBAYASHI Masayuki
[ Co-researchers ] MORI Soya
[ Co-researchers ] SAI Takanori (DPI-Japan)
[ Co-researchers ] NISHIZAWA Kikuo (Professor, Kansai University)
[ Co-researchers ] UWANO Toshiyuki (Postdoctoral Fellow, the University of Tokyo)
[ Co-researchers ] YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Professor Kobe University)
[ Co-researchers ] ASANO Noriyuki (Professor, Kansai University)
  • First year: Interim Report
  • Second year: IDE Selected Book Series