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* ASIAN DEVELOPMENT WITH THE DISABLED PERSONS (ADDP)
ADDP (Asian Development with the Disabled Persons) is an independent not-for profit organization since 1992 to operate several grass-roots projects in collaboration with the disabled persons directly in Lao P.D.R. ADDP has implemented following projects such as disabled sports promotion, IT training and educational promotion for the visually impaired and leadership development seminar and so many other activities cooperated by the disabled persons in Lao P.D.R. ADDP’s vision is to create the barrier- free society for all, where we could all live our full lives with dignity without any discrimination.
Contact Address:2-16-13, Marusan Building, Ouji, Kita-ku Tokyo Japan 114-0002
Contact Number: Tel:81-3-3914-1632, Fax:81-3-3914-1618
* ASIA DISABILITY INSTITUTE (ADI)
ADI is to promote independent living movement in Asia.
Its activities include: coordination of study projects on independent living for
leaders with disabilities in member countries of Disabled Peoples'
International, donation of self-help devices to disability-related organizations
or individuals in Asian countries, planning exchange programs of disabled
persons across different Asian countries, conducting research on CBR, and
raising awareness of Asian disability concerns through Japanese mass media.
Address: 2-7-7-104 Myojin-cho, Hachioji, Tokyo192-0046
* ASIAN HEALTH INSTITUTE (AHI)
AHI is to empower middle/upper level community health and development
workers in Asia through training programs, which include international
leadership development training courses held in Japan, and some national and
regional training courses held in 5 Asian countries (India, Korea, Philippines,
Indonesia and Cambodia). Development education towards Japanese citizens is
AHI's another important objective. Study tours, study meetings, etc. are
organized and information materials such as newsletters and booklets are
published for this purpose.
Address: 987-30 Minamiyama, Komenoki, Nisshin City, Aichi 470-0111
* ASSOCIATION FOR AID AND RELIEF (AAR), JAPAN
AAR provides humanitarian relief activities mainly focusing on emergency
assistance, self-relief support for people with disabilities and mine action.
Through 25 years activities especially in post-conflict societies, AAR is well
aware of the significance to extend help to the people with disabilities (PWD)
and implement such activities as vocational training, wheelchair production and
dissemination assistance, and providing physiotherapy in Myanmar, Laos and
Afghanistan. For empowering PWD, AAR also assists to establish the self-help
group for PWD as their foothold to cooperate each other.
Address: 2-12-2 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
* ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS FOR DISABLED PERSONS (KYOSAREN)
In 1977, KYOSAREN started by sixteen community workshops from all over Japan
in accordance to meet needs of persons with severe disabilities. At present, our
organization consists of more than 1600 individual members of community
workshops, sheltered workshops, group homes, life support centers, and other
facilities in community. Our mission is to actualize and maintain their
independent community-based life. For the purpose, KYOSAREN has 30 branches, to
cover all over Japan and organized by board of directors.
Address: 5-41-18 Chuo, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0011
* FHCY DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP ASSOCIATION ASIA
Founded in 1987 as a Japanese citizen's volunteer group, which cooperate
with person with disabilities and their development in Asian countries. The
present main program is in the South of Thailand and its activities are as
1) supporting for administration of workshops
2) fair trading on products made by person with disabilities
3) training course for leaders and experts
4) organizing local disabled groups and making their network
5) study tour, study meeting, etc.
Address: 2-10-5 Kounan-dai, Kounann-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 234-0054
* HEALING FAMILY FOUNDATION JAPAN (HFF JAPAN)
HFF JAPAN (Healing Family Foundation Japan) is not profit organization.
HFF JAPAN works together with HFF in Chiang mai of Thailand and provides a comfortable community, even people with handicapped.
HFF JAPAN promotes children to be interested in international cooperation and handicapped persons through the wheelchair project, and international education.
Address: 7045-4, Taku-machi, Taku-city, Saga 846-0031, Japan
Address: c/o Aimer No.1 Ohtaka Bldg, 2-5 Nishiki-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku,
* JAPAN BRAILLE LIBRARY (JBL)
Japan Braille Library (JBL) was founded in 1940 by late Kazuo Honma. JBL
serves the persons with visually impaired by loaning braille books and talking
books. It also provides other services including braille classes, computer
training and sales of products designed for the people with visual impairment.
Regarding the international cooperation, it has been providing training workshop
since 1993 on computerized braille production to ASEAN countries. In 2004, the
workshop took place in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
In addition to the programs above, JBL launched a new project, Teruko Ikeda ICT
Scholarship. With the financial support by Ms. Teruko Ikeda, JBL invited five
trainees from Asian countries and they studied various computer skills for one
Address: 1-23-4 Takadanobaba, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
* JAPAN CHURCH WORLD SERVICE INC. AGAPE CENTER, AGAPE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
This is a 3- to 5-month training program organized annually for prospective
directors of vocational rehabilitation institutions from Asian countries. The
program aims towards achieving normalization and active participation in society
by Persons With Disabilities. It takes place in Agape Center, a Comprehensive
Social Service Center in Zama City. It is designed so that staff members at
Agape can learn from the participants as well.
The name of this training program shows the idea that learning should be two way
Address: 2-3-18 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 169-0051
* JAPAN DEAFBLIND ASSOCIANTION (JDbA)
JDbA was established in March 1991 to promote the services for the deafblind.
1. Counseling and guidance
2. Training and dispatching interpreters: About 2500 interpreters have been
registered so far.
Dispatching interpreters service began in 1991.
The workshop to train interpreters began in 1993.
3. Lending equipments
4. Magazine: Biannual magazine "Communica" with a circulation of about
2200 in print and 400 in Braille.
5. Annual convention: The annual convention has been held since 1991.
Address: Waseda Clover Bldg. 3F, 67 Wasedamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0042
Contact: Akemi Fujii
* JAPAN FEDERATION OF THE BLIND (JFB)
The Federation consists of 58 affiliates (approximately 50,000 individual
members) of blind and visually impaired persons nationwide. It was established
as an organization of blind and visually impaired persons in 1948 when Japan was
being reconstructed as a democratic nation just after World War II. The
federation was established as a nationwide organization prior to other
organizations of persons with disabilities, and it continuously has played a
leading role among other organizations.
The Federation strives hard to protect human rights of blind and visually
impaired persons in education, employment and welfare services, and has achieved
better living conditions and has helped blind and visually impaired persons
fully participate in the society nationwide.
The federation has also held or sponsored a variety of recreational and sporting
events such as shogi (Japanese chess) matches, literary contests, judo matches,
ground soft ball games (baseball games for the blind), floor volley ball games
(volley ball games for the blind), and sound table tennis games (table tennis
games for the blind)
Furthermore, the Federation manages the Japan Blind Welfare Center which
provides daily news related to blindness and visual impairments through the
computer network, library service, the Braille publication and aids and
appliances such as brailled wrist watches, to members and non-members in general
Contacts: President, Mr. Yoshihiko Sasagawa
Secretary General of JFB International Committee, Mr. Chuji Sashida
Address: 2-18-2 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8664
* JAPAN INTERNATIONAL BLIND EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION NETWORK (JIBEC)
JIBEC was established in April, 2003. Its focus is on international exchange
and cooperation specifically related to people with a visual impairment. Our
members are usually young and energetic, and most of them can communicate in
English. Our activities are as follows:
1. Exchanging ideas with and supporting foreign visually impaired trainees and
students in Japan
2. Providing information and support for Japanese visually impaired people who
want to be actively involved in international exchange and cooperation
3. Collecting and translating information about issues related to the visually
impaired community both in Japan and in other countries
4. Organizing exchange programs for foreign and Japanese visually impaired
President: Toshiaki Aomatsu
Address: 2-24-5-201 Koishikawa, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0002
* JAPAN LEAGUE ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES(JLDD)
Objective of the Japan League on Intellectual Disabilities is to improve the
quality of services for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan and other
countries, especially developing countries, through cooperation with concerned
organizations of other countries, it conducts various projects
such as training course, awareness raising and income generation.
402 PALAIS D’OR-Rikugienkita, 1-9-10 Nakazato, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0015, Japan
* JAPAN ORTHOTICS AND PROTHETICS ASSOCIATION
It aims at promoting rehabilitation and welfare of physically disabled
persons through research and development of prosthesis and orthosis, and of
their supply systems. It has exchange programs with overseas related
organizations (ex. Chinese Orthotic and Prosthetic Association).
Address: 5-32-7 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
* JAPAN OVERSEAS CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COOPERATIVE SERVICE (JOCS)
JOCS works collaboratively with health care institutions in Asia and Africa,particularly
in those areas where people are underprivileged with limited access to basic
health services. We seek to promote healthcare services/facilities
in rural communities that are sustainable and self-reliant. To support
this mission, JOCS is committed to collaborating with our partner
institutions and their staff workers on the basis of mutual respect and
shared goals. Our main activity is to send medical staff (doctors,
nurses and others) to serve those in greatest need in Asia and Africa.
Each worker stays in his/her assigned country for at least three years
so that he/she can develop a mutual and trustworthy relationship with
the receiving party/people. They also bring back their unique
experiences to share with our supporters back in Japan to broaden our
Address: SIA Bldg. 4F, 1-1 Babashita-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0045
* JAPAN PORTAGE ASSOCIATION
As a Japanese association to disseminate the Portage Early Education Program
(developed in Portage, Wisconsin USA) for infants and young children with
developmental delay, it organizes seminars and conferences, offers consultation
and guidance, and participates in the programs organized by the International
Address: No.10 Tanaka Bldg, 3F Rm.2, 3-54-5 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-0012
* JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
The main objectives of this association are to increase the knowledge and
skills of occupational therapists, to disseminate occupational therapy, and thus
to contribute overall development of medical, health and well-being services.
The main activities are organizing conferences and seminars, conducting
researches, publication of periodicals, improving educational programs for OTs,
and movement for better social recognition of this profession. Cooperation with
related domestic and overseas organizations is also important sphere of the
activities and a number of OTs have been sent to developing countries by NGO and
Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Address: 1-5-9 Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0042
* JAPANESE CBR NETWORK
Japanese CBR Network is a voluntary study group of those who are interested
in Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR). The objectives of our network are to
strengthen the researches and practices of CBR and to build up an international
network among domestic and international individuals and organizations in order
to ensure the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Address: Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences/School of Human
1-2 Yamadakyu, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871
* JAPANESE FEDERATION OF THE DEAF (JFD)
As a federation of deaf organizations, JFD aims at promoting welfare and
social status of deaf persons and to enhance public understanding. Its programs
include annual national conference where over 2000 deaf persons from all over
the country gather to reconfirm their rights and dignity. Promotion of sign
language, and awareness raising through various publications are also parts of
its programs. JFD also serves as the regional secretariat of World Federation of
the Deaf in Asia and the Pacific.
Address: 8F SK Bldg. 130 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjyuku, Tokyo 162-0801
* JAPANESE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (JPTA)
JPTA is a national professional organization whose objectives are to foster
status, ethics, and science skill of physical therapist, to popularise physical
therapy in Japan, and to contribute to the advancement in a national health.
The following undertakings will be conductive to promoting the objectives of the
1. to contribute to improvement and development of physical therapy
2. to contribute to improvement of social welfare through physical therapy
3. to hold the annual meeting and the training course for physical therapy
4. to contribute to the improvement of the physical therapy education by
cooperating in physical therapy educational organization.
5. Join the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, and achieve an academic,
amiable exchange with each country.
6. to publish a journal regarding physical therapy
7. to promote an improvement of physiotherapist's social status and mutual
Address: 3-8-5 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
* JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (JSRPD)
Founded in 1964, the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with
Disabilities (JSRPD) is to promote rehabilitation and the activities of persons
with disabilities through research, provision of information exchange,
cooperation with Rehabilitation International as its Japanese member
organization, implementing international training programs and supporting
networks of domestic and Asian and Pacific NGOs. It also develops web contents
and disseminates information world wide through internet in cooperation with
international organizations, and develops and promotes web accessible system
including DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System).
Address: 1-22-1, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052
* NIPPON LIGHT HOUSE WELFARE CENTER FOR THE BLIND
For the welfare of the visually impaired, it is engaged in:
(1) Rehabilitation programs including ADL & vocational training, guide dog
services, workshop, etc.
(2) Information services through braille and digital recorded books, data
transmission by internet, reference service, etc.
(3) Support program for the visually impaired people in Cambodia in cooperation
with Association of the blind in Cambodia.
Address: 2-4-37 Imazu-Naka, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 550-0002
* NPO SAORI HIROBA
SAORI-HIROBA strives to accomplish the following primary objectives:
1. Provide people with disabilities an opportunity to socialize and actively
participate in community affairs.
2. Support people with disabilities enabling them to become self reliant.
3. Train instructors from abroad to implement SAORI in their own countries.
During the last 10 years, SAORI-HIROBA has led an art exhibition entitled "
Weaving in Pure Heart " where art works are displayed and sold to the
public. SAORI sponsors many local events such as fashion shows, art shows,
demonstrations and instructor training to support and promote the art activities
of people with disabilities. SAORI-HIROBA is a registered Non-Profit
Life-long education: Senior SAORI Plan
"Senior SAORI " was named by Ms. Kazuko Yokoo, past Bureau Chief of
the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Department for Elderly People. We are
actively promoting the introduction of SAORI into social welfare programs. We
believe SAORI will provide a valuable tool for the elderly to find meaning and
value in their lives.
Address: 5-13-4 Nakanocho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 534-0027, Japan
* SASAKAWA MEMORIAL HEALTH FOUNDATION (SMHF)
SMHF was established in 1974 to free the world from various problems deriving from Hansen’s disease (HD) and its associated conditions. The current programs include;
- Hansen’s disease (Global): To strive for a world without Hansen’s disease and its concomitant stigma and discrimination. We are aiming for a society in which persons who have had Hansen’s disease and their family members can lead dignified, independent lives free from stigma and discriminations.
- Palliative care (Japan): To strive to create an environment where all individuals facing illness can receive palliative care. The aim of palliative care is enhancing quality of lives of not only the diseased and their family members but also the people of the community as well as all medical/non-medical care givers.
- Basic public health (Global): To provide technical cooperation through dispatching experts, assisting research, and bringing the necessary services to the areas in needs in cooperation with international agencies such as WHO and other international NGOs.
Address: Nippon Zaidan Building 5F, 1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
* SHAPLA NEER = Citizens' Committee in Japan for Overseas Support
SHAPLA NEER has been working as a non-governmental organization implementing its activities on an international basis. SHAPLA NEER was founded in 1972. It is a medium seized, but one of the oldest NGO in Japan. Currently the head office of SHAPLA NEER is located in Tokyo and it has 2 overseas offices, one in Bangladesh and one in Nepal, in order to work closely with local NGOs and people in these countries.
The projects and activities are carried out on partnership basis supporting socio-economically neglected people such as Working children, Single Women (widows), Elderly people, and the Disabled. SHAPLA NEER promotes these projects where community members try to improve their lives independently and proactively.
SHAPLA NEER means “House of Waterlilies” in Bengali, the native language of Bangladesh. Shapla (waterlily) is also the national flower of Bangladesh.
Address: c/o Waseda Hoshien, 2-3-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8611 Japan
* SOUTH PACIFIC MEDICAL TEAM(SPMT)
South Pacific Medical Team was founded in 1998.We aim to improve the level of dentistry and promote cultural exchange at the local level through the volunteer activities. We can all learn new things from the activities to our dentistry development as well.
1.Promotion of preventive dentistry health system.
2.The project of improving school-based Oral Health Activity in Kingdom of Tonga.
3.Implementation of oral health activity with Tongan staffs at facilities for the physically handicapped.
Contact: Erika Murakami
Address: 3-8-14 Saiwai-cho, Kawaguchi-city, Saitama 332-0016
* THE SUPPORT OF VIETNAM CHILDREN ASSOCIATION (SVCA)
SVCA was established in 1990 to cooperate project for children with
disability in Vietnam.
Now SVCA main activity is construction of social system and community network,
which include CBR Maternal and Child Health Care include introduction of
Maternal and Child Health Handbook Education of children with disability
Diagnosis of Heart disease. SVCA main activity is technical collaboration of
these field. SVCA supported Bentre Province for 15 years, so Bentre Province
become to be a good model. Other provinces send delegation to here to learn
Address: 33-25 Takeya-cho, Takano, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8104
Contact: Ms.Akemi Bando
* TOKYO HELEN KELLER ASSOCIATION (THKA)
At the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP), overseas program
started in 1982 aiming to contribute to the welfare of blind people in Asia by
developing appropriate technologies to meet their needs.
In cooperation with Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB), THKA
has been engaged in the following project in Nepal: publication of Braille
textbooks, assisting the blind or visually handicapped (BVH) children in Nepal
by conducting community-based rehabilitation (CBR) and promoting inclusive
Address: 14-4, Ohkubo 3 chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
* VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR THE BLIND IN JAPAN
For vocational rehabilitation of visually impaired persons, the following
Programs are organized regularly:
1) Two vocational Programs for visually impaired Persons; typing lesson to
transcribe tape-recorded speeches, and PC training for clerks;
2) Promotion of computer-related aid equipments by offering training Programs,
training instructors, organizing contests, research and development, and
3) Technical assistance to visually impaired persons in Asia through group
training programs in Technical Ai4 and the International Seminar on Assistive
Technology for the Visually Disabled.
Address: 10-3 Honshio-cho, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0003
* WORLD VISION JAPAN
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people including persons / children with disabilities. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision has some 40,000 staff members implement programmes of community development, emergency relief and promotion of justice in nearly 100 countries.
World Vision Japan was founded in 1987 as one of the support offices in the WV Partnership, with the independent board of directors.
Address: Harmony Tower 3F, 1-32-2 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0012 Japan
Supporting Member Organizations
* THE DUSKIN AINOWA FUNDATION
Founded in 1981, the Duskin AINOWA Foundation has supported social welfare
activities that would enable the disabled to pursue independent living and full
participation in society.
During the past years, the Foundation has launched unique programs such as the
"Duskin Study Abroad Leaders Program for the Disabled" which sends
young people with disabilities abroad to gain practical experience in their
chosen areas, and the "Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan"
launched in 1998 to invite disabled individuals with leadership potential from
the Asia-Pacific nations to gain practical leadership experience.
The Foundation will continue its efforts to promote the education and
professional development of people with disabilities in Japan and around the
Address: 1-33 ToyOTsu-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-0051
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