Japan becomes 141th ratified signatory to the UN Convention on Rights of Disabled Persons

this NHK News Web link, and this Kyodo News reports that Japan became the 141th ratified signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Person(140 countries and the EU) , and it did so on the 20th January 2014, according to the UN Website.  The Japanese Ambassador to the UN, Yoshikawa Motoera, said that ‘now is the time to protect the rights of disabled persons’, that is all the more important as Tokyo prepares to host the Olympics and Paralympics Games in 2020.

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