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The Act on the Promotion of the Employment of Disabled Persons was instituted with the aim of promoting hiring, independence in work lifestyles, and stable employment for persons with disabilities, and has greatly changed hiring prospects as a result.
There is an increasing amount of recruitment and job postings targeting persons with disabilities as well as recruitment companies specializing in such. It is important that persons with disabilities pursue their job-hunting activities within reasonable limits and with due consideration to their disability and physical wellbeing.
Please enquire at the careers service desk at your base campus with regard to consultations, etc.
Information on other advisory or consultation services or organizations may be provided if it is deemed that the nature of the consultation is not within the remit of the careers service desk.
*Referrals to specific consultation bodies are not available.
Please avail of the Student Counseling Room for consultations of a cross-sectional nature, including those on classes and student life or mental and physical health.
The careers service desks receive job-offer application cards each year for persons with disabilities from many companies, including major corporations.
Recently, there has been an increase in companies establishing special subsidiaries with special considerations for those with disabilities to promote hiring and stable employment.
Job-offer application cards are made available at the careers service desks at respective campuses as well as on the Job Vacancy Navigation.
It is important to explain at the point of application or selection if there are limitations to the work duties you can complete or if your condition requires monitoring (regular hospital visits, medicine, chaperoning, etc.).
It is also advisable to request to have a medical certificate issued from a medical institution which you regularly attend or at which you have received treatment when you take up employment as you may be asked for objective proof relating to the nature of your disability.
A subsidiary of the Public Employment Security Office from which you can avail of information and notifications, such as those on joint company briefing sessions, in addition to various other services upon registration.
Some private sector companies also specialize in providing help to students with disabilities who are looking for work, so you are advised to seek these out.
Information and posters which have been received at Keio University are made available at the careers service desks at respective campuses as well as at the Placement and Career Resource Room.
There has been a gradual increase in the numbers of companies actively hiring persons with disabilities following the institution of the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities and revisions to the Act on the Promotion of the Employment of Disabled Persons. The statutory rate for the employment of persons with disabilities was also raised in 2018.
|Principal business category||Statutory employment quotas|
|Curriculum Advisory Committee at local authorities||2.4%|
Disabled persons in the statutory employment quotas are required to have obtained a "Disability Certificate."
Disability Certificates Physical Disability Certificate
Health and Welfare Certificate for Mental Disorder
Mental Disability Certificate (for persons with intellectual disabilities)
Please check the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website, etc., for more details.
As mental disorders may not be readily discernible, there are many cases in which they are misunderstood or go unnoticed by others or even the person concerned.
As ongoing treatment and medication has the potential to mitigate symptoms, it is recommended that you consult with the Student Counseling Room or hospital specialists both regarding your disability and your job hunting activities.
Persons who suffer from color blindness may be ineligible to apply for certain positions such as those in aviation, machinery operation, and as SDF personnel depending on the severity of the condition. In addition, even if there are no issues with being hired by or joining a company, you may not be able to work at jobs which require the ability to discern colors.
Whatever the case may be, it is recommended that you undergo a health screening for color blindness at an ophthalmologist or specialist physician if you have any concerns, while at the same time understanding the severity of your own condition.
The main underlying conditions which represent an issue for job hunting are underlying disorders effecting the chest and gut. However, there will likely be few limitations on the jobs for which you can apply if you are in recovery or remission. Prepare a medical certificate which attests to the fact that the condition will not impede the execution of your work duties after consulting thoroughly with your physician if you have any concerns.
Also, even if you are in recovery or remission, it is advisable to give careful consideration to your choice of company or industry if there is a possibility that a heavy workload or physical strain will trigger a recurrence of the underlying condition.
We recommend that you consult thoroughly with your physician on the advisability of taking a job if you have any concerns about the advisability of working with regard to nephritis, pneumonia, high blood pressure, hypertension, urinary protein, or hyperglycemia, even if these conditions have no ongoing impact on your day-to-day life.
Obtain a medical certificate attesting to this fact if the condition does not represent an obstruction to the execution of your work duties.