About JEED

History of JEED

May 26, 1971

Founding of the Association for Employment of Disabled Persons

May 30, 1974

Founding of the National Association for Employment of Physically and Mentally Disabled Persons
(Reorganization of the Association for Employment of Disabled Persons)

March 1, 1977

Inauguration of the Association for Employment of Physically Disabled Persons (AEPD)
(Dissolution of the National Association for Employment of Physically and Mentally Disabled Persons)

April 1, 1988

AEPD renamed as the Japan Association for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (JAED).

October 1, 2003

Establishment of the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (JEED)
(Dissolution of JAED and establishment of JEED as a new special administrative organization, with transfer of part of the business of the Association of Employment Development for Senior Citizens to JEED)

October 1, 2011

JEED renamed as the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (JEED).
(Dissolution of the Employment and Human Resources Development Organization of Japan, with transfer of part of its business to JEED)

Organization Chart

Message from JEED president

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Under the current circumstances, where a low birth rate and an aging population are leading to full-scale depopulation, it is essential that all people who have the desire and ability to work, including the elderly and persons with disabilities, exercise their abilities for their entire life in order to maintain the vitality of our economy and society.
To respond to this national challenge, we at Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (JEED) have a mission of providing the following programs and services:

  • Employment support for the elderly includes: counseling and assistance by advisors on employment of the elderly; provision of subsidies for promoting employment of the elderly; and promotional activities for realizing a society with lifelong employment.
  • Employment support for persons with disabilities includes: vocational rehabilitation services corresponding to the various needs of both persons with disabilities and employers; advice and support to local employment support organizations; collecting levies and providing grants based on the Levy and Grant System; and educational activities for raising awareness of the general public about the disability employment.
  • Human resources development support includes: vocational training for job seekers to serve as a safety net for their employment; fostering human resources who will underpin the advanced manufacturing; vocational training for employed people; and advice and support to employers.

Furthermore, we seek to offer comprehensive services to enhance satisfaction of users. For this end, we effectively and efficiently combine the expertise gained in our various services in order to derive a synergetic effect among supports for the elderly and disability employment and for human resources development.

All of us at JEED will do our best, in compliance with the laws and regulations, to meet the expectations of society and achieve our mission to provide user-oriented services in response to the needs of the elderly, persons with disabilities, job seekers and employers. Our programs and activities are conducted in full cooperation with national and local governments, local employment support institutions, and organizations of workers and employers. We ask for your continued support and cooperation.

WADA Yoshihiro
President
Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities
and Job Seekers (JEED)