UN panel urges Japan to end segregated education of children with disabilities

A United Nations disability rights group called on Japan on Friday to end special education that separates children with disabilities from those without, as part of its recommendations to the country on its disability policies.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has expressed concern about how an increasing number of children with disabilities are unable to attend mainstream schools and called on the central government to adopt a national action plan for quality inclusive education.

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