The National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation (NIVR) was established on November 18, 1991 as a facility operated by the Japan Association for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (JAED) in accordance with "the Law for Employment Promotion, etc. of the Disabled".
Since October 1, 2003 thereafter, the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (JEED) has taken over its operations from the Japan Association for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (JAED).
Since October 1, 2011 thereafter, the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly,Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers(JEED) has taken over its operations from the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (JEED). The NIVR conducts backup operations to the Large Region and Local Vocational Centers for Persons with disabilities as its core institution for the vocational rehabilitation network, conducts surveys and researches concerning vocational rehabilitation, collects, analyzes and distributes information concerning employment of persons with disabilities, engages services in fostering and training of professional staff, develops pioneer and model support techniques for vocational rehabilitation. Through these operations, the NIVR aims to contributes in promoting vocational rehabilitation and improving quality of such services in Japan.
Outline/Chronology of NIVR
The UN (United Nations) designated 1981 as "the International Year of Persons with disabilities" with its theme of "full participation and equality". In 1983, the ILO (International Labor Organization) adopted Convention and Recommendation concerning Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Persons with disabilities). Following these developments, the government came up with the idea of establishing the NIVR in a process that dealt with various measures for persons with disabilities.
In particular, while "the Research Committee on Comprehensive Vocational Measures for Persons with disabilities" clarified the current states and challenges of the vocational rehabilitation policies in Japan, it proposed (1986) that the establishment of a central institute, to assume the leading role in promoting researches and improving relevant services, was vital in determining future vocational measures for persons with disabilities.
Based upon the above proposal, the NIVR was established as a unique comprehensive institute.
Outline of NIVR
Apr. 1986 Inauguration of the Research Committee on Comprehensive Vocational Measures for Persons with disabilities
Dec. 1986 Submission of proposal by the above committee.
Apr. 1987 Inauguration of the Council for Promotion of Establishment of the NIVR.
Apr. 1988 Enactment of the Law for Employment Promotion, etc. of the Disabled.
Jul. 1988 Inauguration of the Committee to Establish and Operate the NIVR.
Mar. 1990 Start of the Office for Preparation of the NIVR.
Nov. 18, 1991 Opening of the NIVR.
Locations of NIVR
National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation (NIVR)
3-1-3 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 261-0014
1.JR Keiyo Line
Approx. 0.7 km (Approx. 15min, on foot) toward inland direction (north) from Kaihin-Makuhari Station
2.JR Sobu Line / Keisei Line
Approx. 1.5 km (Approx. 25 min. on foot) toward seashore direction (south) from Makuhari Station
<Approach from Tokyo>
1.Shuto Expressway Route 7 -- Keiyo Road -- Makuhari IC -- Route 14 -- Turn to the right at Makuhari 5-chome Traffic Signal, then straight down approx. 0.8 km
2.Shuto Expressway Bay Shore Route -- Higashi-Kanto Expressway -- Wangan Narashino IC -- Route 357 (toward Kisarazu / Ichihara) Approx. 2 km -- Turn to the right at Wakaba 2-chome Traffic Signal -- Turn to the left at Techno-Garden Traffic Signal
<Approach from Chiba>
1.Route 14 -- Turn to the left at Makuhari 5-chome Traffic Signal, then straight down approx. 0.8 km
2.Higashi-Kanto Expressway -- Wangan-Chiba IC -- Route 357 (toward Tokyo / Funabashi) Approx. 0.5 km