Disability Policy in Japan and the U.S. - Roundtable Discussion
VIDEO OF THIS EVENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE:
- Welcome/Introductory Remarks & Background on Japanese & American Employment Laws for People with Disabilities
- Question #1 - What are the biggest policy and/or legal challenges to increasing the employment of people with disabilities in the U.S. and Japan?
- Lunch Remarks; Lisa Kitagawa, Kitagawa & Ebert, P.C.
- Question #2 - What are policy tools and/or legal strategies which have proven effective in your country?
- Question #3 - What changes do you envision over the next five years that could improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities?
- Question #4 - What do you see the role of international law, if any, in addressing employment for people with disabilities?
- Rapporteur Report
Increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities is a crucial challenge for policymakers and lawyers. Cross-cultural dialogue helps nations evaluate the successes and limitiations of their own policies, as well as learn from each other in developing more comprehensive and effective policies in the future.
"Disability Policy in Japan and the United States," aims to bring together disability scholars, advocates, and policymakers from these countries for a two-day roundtable conference, hosted by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Following this conference, a second, similar conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan at Waseda University.
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and Loyola Law School have generously provided support for this conference.
Peter Blanck, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute; University Professor, Syracuse University
Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Director, Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Satoshi Hasegawa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Sensyu University, Tokyo
Tamako Hasegawa, Associate Professor, Fukushima University, Japan
Katharina Heyer, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii
Andrew Imparato, Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate
Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor
Jun Nakagawa, Professor, Department of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Welfare, Hokusei Gaukuen University, Japan
Lawrence Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates
Hiroyo Tokoro, Associate Professor, Niigata Seiryo University, Japan
Michael Waterstone, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Centers & J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
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