National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities in Japan
Acronym: 
NRCD
Address: 
1, Namiki 4-chome
Tokorozawa City, 11 359-8555
Japan
Telephone: 
81-4-2995-3100
(Independent) Public Sector Entity
Research
National

Thematic Areas

Access, Inclusion and Participation, Diversity and Pluralism, Information, Communication and Expression Rights, Social Justice & Democracy
Education
Specific Themes: 
Disability

Mission

The National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD) supports persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Japan for their independence and social participation. Under an organized system, the NRCD provides a variety of rehabilitation services from medical care to vocational training. These services include advanced and comprehensive health, medical and welfare programs to help people recover and maintain their overall living functions. The NRCD also works as the core institution for research and development of rehabilitation technologies and assistive products as well as for education and training of rehabilitation professionals.

Hiroshi Kawamura, Director of the Department of Social Rehabilitation Research Institute at the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities in Japan, was a leading figure in ensuring disability was included in policy documents released by World Summit on the Information Society.

Created by: Rosemary Curtis