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 In this section, we place information such as on Human Rights Day, week, moon interval in international D and Japan and memorial day about human rights at any time.


21st : International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


 In 1992 (Heisei 4), federation of international guide dog school (federation of existing international guide dog, the headquarters U.K.) set last Wednesday of April with "day of international guide dog". Approximately 30 countries, 84 guide dog upbringing groups join the league and hold event to deepen understanding to guide dog on this day and holiday after front of it.


1-7 days : Constitution week
3rd : Constitution Memorial Day
5-11 days : Child welfare week
14-22 days : Week to understand sexual minority


※Man and woman employment equality of opportunity month
※Issue of foreign worker enlightenment month

1st : Day of Civil Rights Commissioner
22nd : Honorary recovery of victim with rai prophylaxis and memorial day

 We were established for "law about payment of compensation money for people of leper house entrance" of the enforcement in 2001 (Heisei 13) on that day. Events for mourning, memorial service of victim and honorary recovery are carried out in each place. There are still 15 places of leper houses, and approximately 2,733 people (as of May 1, 2008) live in the whole country.

23-29 days : Gender equality week


1st : The Ainu culture promotion method enforcement, day of rebirth protection

 It takes effect on this day of 1997 (Heisei 9). Formally "law about promotion of Ainu culture and the spread of knowledge about traditions of Ainu and enlightenment." Previous "Hokkaido Aborigines Protection Act" was abolished by establishment of this law.

16th : Gender identity person with a disability exception method promulgation / enforcement

 We were promulgated on this day of 2003 (Heisei 15) and were taken effect on the same day of 04 (Heisei 16), the following day. Gender identity person with a disability came to be able to change sex in family register through umpire of family court.

14th : "World plan for human rights education" resolution

 On this day of 2005 (Heisei 17), it was devised as follow-up of (1995-2004 years) for "United Nations ten years for human rights education". Adoption of action plan revision plan that focused on elementary secondary school education is the center.


※Elderly person health welfare month
※Person with a disability employment support month

 The whole nation makes mood of the person with a disability employment as well as business owner widely and is intended to support occupational independence of person with a disability.

8th : International literacy D

 It was established for the purpose of reinforcement of activity to raise literacy rate saying that it was essential for destruction of poverty, realization of human life that all people became able to read and write. In addition, from 2003 through 2012 "ten years of United Nations literacy."

10th : World suicide prevention D
10-16 days : Suicide prevention week
19th : Respect for the Aged Day
21st : International Day of Peace (International Day of Peace)

  Memorial day of peace that the United Nations established. We pressure all countries and people to work on this day as nonviolent day to stop hostile act in this all day long.


※Mental health welfare month

1st : International Day for the Elderly


※Child abuse prevention promotion month
※Child, youth upbringing support emphasis month

12-25 days : Exercise to get rid of violence for woman
25th : Violence abolition international day for woman
From November 25 to December 1 : Crime victim week


1st : World AIDS D
3rd : International person with a disability D
3-9 days : Person with a disability week
4-10 days : Human Rights Week
10th : Human Rights Day (Human Rights Day)
10-16 days : Issue of human rights violations enlightenment week in North Korea