May 26, 2020
In July 2017, the Help Mark was added to the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), and has become popular with municipalities across the country.
To further encourage consideration to be shown to those who carry “Help Marks,” the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has produced a multilingual promotional video.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government developed the Help Mark in FY 2012 to aid people who may require additional consideration or help, even if it may not be visible from their appearance. This includes people with prosthetic limbs or joint replacements, people with internal disabilities or incurable diseases, and people in the early stages of pregnancy. The Help Mark makes it easier for them to receive the support they need, as it lets the people around them know that they need to be shown extra consideration.
Text is only present in the final frame.
The video will be featured on the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health’s website along with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s official video channel, Tokyo Douga( External link ). It will also be available for other municipalities and private businesses to use. It is also anticipated that it will be shown at various events, including those affiliated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Please click here for the original Japanese press release.
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