News & Events
The 56th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO in Kyoto
The 56th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO will be held between Friday, 16 to Sunday, September 18,
Asian Occupational Therapy Associations Exchange Meeting in 2021
The meeting was held on September 9, 2021 (Thu) online. It wass open and free for OT association members. The presentation slides used by each assocation can be downloaded here.
Next meeting will be held in 2023.
The 55th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO was successfully held between Friday, September 10 to Sunday, October 17,
The 54th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO (Online)
The 54th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO was held between Friday, September 25 to Sunday, October 25,
The Third Five Year Strategy for Occupational Therapy (2018-2022)
In 2018, JAOT announced “The Third Five Year Strategy for Occupational Therapy (2018-2022)”. This strategy consists of 53 targeted actions. Among them, priority items to be addressed are, “promotion of utilization of occupational therapy in regional-based comprehensive care toward realization of symbiotic society” and “training of occupational therapists who contribute to development of symbiotic communities”.
The 53rd Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO
The 53rd Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and EXPO was held from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Fukuoka. The congress held the international symposium with simultaneous translation between English and Japanese. Furthermore, during the congress “The 2nd Japan-Taiwan Occupational Therapy Joint Symposium” was held on Saturday 7 September.
JAOT’s definition of “Occupational Therapy” was amended (May 2018)
Occupational Therapy is occupation-focused therapy, guidance and support provided in fields such as medical care, public health, welfare, education and employment, with the aim of promoting human health and well-being. “Occupation” refers to daily activities that are purposeful and meaningful to each person.
・Occupational therapy is grounded on the fundamental principle and academic evidence that “people’s health and well-being
can be promoted through occupation.”
・“Clients” are individuals or groups of people who have or are expected to have difficulties in their daily activities as a result of physical, mental, developmental, or age-related disabilities or difficulty adjusting to their environment.
・“Occupations” include daily activities such as activities of daily living, housework, work, hobbies, play, interpersonal
interaction, and rest; and are founded on physical and mental components for each activity.
・“Occupations” are activities that a person wants to, needs to, or is expected to do, and have purpose and meaning for each
・Occupation-focused practice involves using occupations as ends to restore, maintain, or prevent the decline of physical and
mental function, and occupations as means to practice and achieve occupational engagement, and modifying environment to support its achievement.