A society where every person working can find happiness and security
Decent Work Labo works to meet this mission.

"Decent work" is one of ILO’s integral elements of 2030 agenda.
It is ambition and desire people have for better lives and working lives.
We believe "joy of working" can be achieved not only from an income,
but also from hearing "thank you" and acknowledging that you have helped others.
Furthermore, fair income and social protection for families are essential to leading a long working life.
Decent Work Labo is a non-profit that aims to realize decent work.
We focus mainly on people with disabilities whose working environment is insecure,
and create their roles and jobs with many professionals.


Board Chairman. Ayaka Nakao

In 2014, Japan ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Since then, the government has been advocating private companies to employ people with disabilities. While many companies employ disabled people out of sense of duty, we believe positive results can come out of it if they change their viewpoint and focused on disabled people's strength.
In any organizations we support, we aim to build a workplace where disabled people can have high job satisfaction. We believe rewarding jobs lead to higher motivation and higher productivity.
Our mission is to spread the idea and realize decent work.

Decent work and job satisfaction

Why do people work? There are two reasons,
and the first one is to earn an income.
Second reason is to meet the social and mental needs,
such as to grow, connect, and to express.
Decent work encompasses both needs.
While it is important to have secure income,
job satisfaction and personal development are extremely important as well because they affect motivations.
How do we manage ourselves?
How do we build a team where everyone works together toward a goal?
Decent work has many hints to these questions.

Service contents

  1. Consultation on employment of people with disabilities

    • Create positions from existing jobs

      First, we will check if your company has works that match the strength of people with disabilities.

    • Create jobs

      If your company does not have existing works that match the strength of people with disabilities, and need to employ more than 10 people, we will propose new business. From installation to operation, we will provide full support.

    • Training : Coworkers

      Many companies fail at employment of disabled people from lack of understanding or lack of providing necessary support. Although it takes time, we need to train other employees to think of disability as their issues.

    • Training: About disabilities

      We will provide necessary information and introduce agencies that specialize in supporting disabled people's life.

    the  flow of service

    Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (2016) "はじめからわかる障害者雇用 事業主のためのQ&A集" Modified

    As illustrated above, there are 6 steps to successful employment of people with disabilities.
    We provide necessary support in each step.
    Whether you have disability or not, we all need a role in the society.
    Our highly experienced members will work side by side to create roles
    and rewarding jobs for people with disabilities.

  2. Consultation on creating
    a workplace for diverse people

    Often times, disabled people are not the only ones feeling inconvenience at a workplace. Because of this, by improving the workplace environment from disable people’s viewpoint, it becomes a better environment for others as well.

  3. Training for Diversity
    Manager's (provisional) license

    Diversity Manager (provisional) advocates diversity and creates comfortable environment for minority people. We will provide necessary training to earn a license.

  4. Consultation
    on welfare institutions

    We support manufacturing life style goods that use strength of disabled people. From planning, manufacturing, and selling, we give full support.

  5. equalto

    We manage a hand made design brand "equalto". Every product is designed by a professional designer and manufactured by disabled people.

    Product Examples


Staff members

  • Board Chairman. Ayaka Nakao

    Ph.D. in Social Welfare, Social worker. Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa. She received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Toyo University Graduate School of Welfare Society Design.She has been working at Temil Co. Ltd. since April 2007, and has experienced accessibility research on devices and consultation on nursery schools. In 2010 she started Temil Project with other staffs and in June 2013 she founded Decent Work Labo.

  • Vice Chair of the Board. Mayumi Uchida

    Graphic designer, Joint representative of C. Creative Co. Ltd. Born in Tokyo. She founded C. Creative in 1988 after graduating from design school and working at advertising company. Her past works include graphic design for packages of makeups, food, snacks, and beverages. Member of Japan Package Design Association.

  • Vice Chair of the Board. Yoshio Kusumi

    Product designer, Joint representative of C. Creative Co. Ltd. Born in Niigata. Graduated from Musashino Art University Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design. From 1983 to 1994, he worked at GK Industrial Design Incorporated and participated in developing electrical appliances, housing equipment, furniture, and medical equipment. In 1994 he joined C. Creative and has been involved with designing and developing life style goods, furniture, medical equipment, packages, and spatial design. He is also a part-time teacher at Tokyo Polytechnic University Faculty of Art.

  • Vice Chair of the Board. Miho Motoki

    Born in Tokyo. Graduated from International Christian University in 2014. She was an intern at Temil Co. Ltd. as a student, and joined the company again in April 2014 after working in the field of inbound tourism promotion.

  • Senior Research Fellow. Hiroo Funaya

    Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. He received his M.A. in Social Welfare from Toyo University Graduate School of Sociology in 2006. After working at Minato City as a social worker, he moved to Matsushita Denko (Panasonic) to start nursing care business. In 2006 he founded Temil Co. Ltd., and in 2010, he started Temil Project with other staffs.


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About Decent Work Labo

  • Name

    Decent Work Labo

  • Founded on

    July 2013

  • Board Chairman

    Ayaka Nakao

    • What we do
    • Consultation on employment of people with disabilities
    • Consultation on social welfare institutions
    • Consultation on advocating diversity
    • Research and study

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