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 Japan*

General Country Information
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 126,604,4433 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 47.579 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 110.395 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 47.249 million (2009)
Internet users: 90.91 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.77
World Rank 2005/2006:
2

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.
 
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Basic Programme for Persons with Disabilities (2003 – 2012)
http://www8.cao.go.jp/shougai/english/basicprogram/foreword.html

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» Disability Organizations and Contact Information:
 
Center for Supporting the Lives of Handicapped People
Otokoyama Sasatani 2
Yawata-shi
Kyoto-fu, 614-8372
Japan
http://www.mediawars.ne.jp/~tudukisc
Email: tudukisc@mediawars.ne.jp
Tel: +81-75-972-2880+81-75-972-2880 / +81-75-971-9196+81-75-971-9196
Fax: +81-75-983-5798

Footloose and Sensyobo Co., LTD
Disability international exchange program Footloose"
Representative: Qinghai Keiko Keiko
Kikuna Kikuna KS apartment 301,
Yokohama 5-1-43, Japan
http://www.sensyobo.co.jp
Email: info@footloose.jp
Tel: +81-045-430-4530+81-045-430-4530
Fax: +81-45-430-4533

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi,
Chiba 261-8545, Japan
http://www.ide.go.jp/English/
Email: info@ide.go.jp
Tel: +81-43-299-9536+81-43-299-9536
Fax: +81-43-299-9726
 
Japan Council on Disability
117 Komoe Itabashi-ku
Tokyo, 173-0037
Japan
http://www.jdnet.gr.jp
Email: office@jdnet.gr.jp
Tel: +81-3-5287-2346+81-3-5287-2346
Fax: +81-3-5287-2347

Japan Council on Independent Living Centers
Shimamula building 102
Tachikawa-shi nishiki-cho 1-3-13
Tokyo, 192-0046
Japan
http://www.j-il.jp
Email: jil@d1.dion.ne.jp
Tel: +81-426-60-7747+81-426-60-7747
Fax: +81-426-60-7746

Japan Disability Forum
1-22-1, Toyama, Shinjuku,
Tokyo 162-0052, Japan
http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~jdf/en/
Email: jdf_info@dinf.ne.jp
Tel: +81-3-5273-0601+81-3-5273-0601
Fax: +81-3-5292-7630

Japan Federation of the Blind
Yubinbango169-8664 Tokyo Nishi-Waseda
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-8664
Japan
http://nichimou.org/
Email: jfb-joho@nifty.com
Tel: +81-33-200-0011+81-33-200-0011
Fax: +81-33-200-7755

Japanese Red Cross Language Service Volunteers Executive Committee Accessible Japan
c/o Volunteers Division Japanese Red Cross
113 Shiba Daimon Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-8521
Japan
http://www.tok-lanserv.jp/eng/
Tel: +81-3-3438-1311+81-3-3438-1311
Fax: +81-3-3432-5507

Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples' International (DPIJ) - DPI National Assembly
Ryo Misawa
5F Musashino Building, 3-11-8 Kanda-Nishiki-cho,
Chiyoda - ku 101-0054, Tokyo
Japan
http://www.dpi-japan.org/english
Email: office@dpi-japan.org
Tel: +81-3-5256-5365+81-3-5256-5365
Fax: +81-3-5256-0414

Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People
Kizunasha
2-39-3 Chuo, Nakano-ku
Tokyo, 164-0011
Japan
http://www.jngmdp.org/e/
Email: hanayumari@hotmail.com
Fax: +81-3-3738-8815

Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
North Tower New Pier Takedhiba
11-1 Kaigan 1-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0022
Japan
http://www.jeed.or.jp
Email: info@jeed.or.jp
Tel: +81-3-5400-1600+81-3-5400-1600
Fax: +81-3-5400-1638

The Japanese Association on Disability and Difficulty
Nishiwaseda Sekiguchi Building 4F, 2-15-10
Nishiwaseda, shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-0051
Japan
http://www.nginet.or.jp/index-eng.html
Email: info@nginet.or.jp
Tel: +81-3-5285-2601+81-3-5285-2601
Fax: +81-3-5285-2603
 
Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD)
SK Bldg 130 Yamabuki-ocho
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 162-0801
Japan
http://www.jfd.or.jp
Email: jfd@tky2.3web.ne.jp
Tel: +81-3-3268-8847+81-3-3268-8847
Fax: +81-3-3267-3445

Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)
1-22-1 Toyama 1 chome
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 162-0052
Japan
http://www.jsrd.or.jp
Email: jsrd@mxg.meshnet.or.jp
Tel: +81-3-5273-0601+81-3-5273-0601
Fax: +81-3-5273-1523

Japan Spinal Cord Association
4-17-16 Sumiyosi-cho Fuchu-city
Tokyo 183-0034, Japan
Contact: Motoyuki Watanabe
Website: http://www.jscf.org/english
Email: jscf@jscf.org
Tel: +81-42-366-5153+81-42-366-5153
Fax: +81-42-314-2753

 
Kyoto Light House
Murasaki-no Hana-no bo cho 11
Kita-ku
Kyoto-shi, 603-8302
Japan
http://www.kyoto-lighthouse.or.jp
Email: info@kyoto-lighthouse.or.jp
Tel: +81-75-462-4400+81-75-462-4400
Fax: +81-75-462-4402

National Institute of Special Needs Education
5-1-1 Nobi, Yokosuka-shi
Kanagawa, 239-8585
Japan
http://www.nise.go.jp/cms/resources/content/835/Special_Education_in_Japan.pdf
Email: a-kokusai@nise.go.jp
Tel: +81-46-839-6811+81-46-839-6811             
Fax: +81-46-839-6811

National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind
4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa-shi
Saitama 359
Japan
http://www.rehab.go.jp/
Email:
soudan@rehab.go.jp
Tel: +81-4-2995-3100+81-4-2995-3100             
Fax: +81-4-2995-3102
 
National Rehabilitation Center for Persons With Disabilities
1, Namiki 4-chome,
Tokorozawa City,
Saitama Prefecture 359-8555,
Japan
http://www.rehab.go.jp/english/
Email:
webmaster@rehab.go.jp
Tel: +81-4-2995-3100+81-4-2995-3100
Fax: +81-4-2995-3102

Nationwide Support Center for Students with Disabilities
3-14-22-103 Kamitsuruma-honcho,
Minami-ku, Sagamihara-shi,
Kanagawa 252-0318, Japan
http://www.nscsd.jp
Email: info@nscsd.jp
Tel / Fax: +81-42-746-7719