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Guide animal access is
problematic in Japan
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Problems with access for disabled people is not unique to the USA, as noted in this article:
Titled "More guide dog users experienced rejection at facilities" more than half of the surveyed Japanese guide dogs users note that they have problems being denied access to public places despite laws prohibiting discrimination:
"A majority of guide dog users surveyed have experienced rejection at restaurants, hotels and elsewhere despite a law banning such facilities from refusing dogs assisting disabled people that was passed in October last year, the Japan Guide Dog Association said Tuesday.
Of the 100 respondents surveyed earlier in September, 52 said they had been
refused admission with their guide dogs since last October, the association said. As for reasons, 48% of those refusing them said other customers would not like to see dogs in their facilities and 31% cited sanitary concerns. (Kyodo News)"
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