There are approximately 7.4 million physically and mentally challenged individuals in Japan. Our volunteer programs support individuals with Special Needs through educational & physical activities that enrich their quality of life. English conversation, tennis and jogging with the visually impaired, and through sports and fun events, computer classes, and English conversation classes with various challenges.
【Population with Disabilities in Japan】
Percentage of Persons with Disabilities in the Total Population in Japan is 8%.
Roughly 1 in 12 People in Japan Have a Disability, Disease, or Disorder.
*There is some overlap between the number of people who possess disability passbooks and those who possess passbooks for intractable diseases. Accordingly, the total number of 17.5 million people has been multiplied by 0.8% to become 14 million people.
*Source: “Population Estimation July 2021 Report” Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications , “Annual Report on Government Measures for Persons with Disabilties 2021 edition” Cabinet Office
Hands On Tokyo has been working with many Community Partners related to people with disabilities for the past 14 years. In 2017, the LIVES project started, involving these partners, our volunteers and sponsors to spread awareness and understanding.
Our vision is to create a perfect inclusive society a place where everyone's personality is valued and every individual is able to work, eat, and laugh together, regardless of their physical and mental capability.
■LIVES Project Website