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2nd Meeting of the Central Council on Promotion of Measures for Persons with Disabilities
The 2nd meeting of the Central Council on Promotion of Measures for Persons with Disabilities was held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.
This council was established as a body for the Prime Minister to seek opinions in drafting or amending the Basic Plan for Persons with Disabilities.
At the meeting, a report was given on the state of progress of measures based on the Basic Plan for Persons with Disabilities and discussion took place over the issues to be tackled concerning measures for persons with disabilities.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Koizumi said, "The way we adults view things differs from the way children do. I believe this is even more so the case between persons with disabilities and those without. In this sense, your opinions and cooperation are vital in seeking a way to realize the social participation of persons with disabilities while helping one another from their standpoint. I would like to ask for strong guidance in our efforts to promote the social participation of persons with disabilities."