Prop Station is established with the aim of encouraging self-reliance among the challenged.
A nation-wide questionnaire is conducted, targeting those with serious disabilities, about their ideas on work. Computer seminars are initiated on the theme of “Work for the Challenged”; according to the questionnaire conducted in April, 80% of respondents clarified that they wanted to work and regarded computers as a useful tool for working.
Prop Station becomes the first Japanese welfare organization to obtain an Internet domain.
January 17, 1995
Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake devastates Kobe. The significance and potential benefits of a computer network are realized.
Prop net becomes connected to the Internet.
The 1st Challenged Japan Forum takes place in Tokyo.
The 2nd Challenged Japan Forum takes place in Osaka.
The Prop Station Kobe Project begins.
The 3rd Challenged Japan Forum takes place in Tokyo.
Online seminar throughout Japan begins.
The 4th Challenged Japan Forum International Meeting takes place in Kobe.
Prop Station is granted recognition by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare as a social welfare corporation of the second class.
A symposium is held commemorating Prop Station's attainment of status as a social welfare corporation.
The 5th Challenged Japan Forum is held in Sendai, Miyagi.
Nami Takenaka receives "Avon Woman of the Year" and "Education Award".
January, 2000-March, 2002:
Information education training begins at all special schools in Osaka.
Prop Station releases its first CD-ROM titled "E-letter of my own."
The 6th Challenged Japan Forum 2000 USA-Japan Symposium is held in Tokyo.
Prop Station starts online coordination of "Telework for the Challenged."
The 7th Challenged Japan Forum 2001 International Symposium is held in Mie.
Project Team for Promoting a Universal Society where the Challenged can Become Taxpayers in Japan begins.
(Nami Takenaka serves as a full-time Advisor.)
The 2002 "Let's make Kobe City a Universal Society" is hosted by Prop Station and Kobe City.
The 8th Challenged Japan Forum 2002 is held in Morioka, Iwate.
Nami Takenaka receives the "Internal Affairs Award" by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.
The 9th Challenged Japan Forum 2003 International Symposium is held in Chiba.
Ac+C'04 kick off symposium is held at U-PORT, Post-Office Insurance Hall in Tokyo.
The 10th Challenged Japan Forum 2005 International Symposium is held in Kobe.
The 11th Challenged Japan Forum 2006 International Symposium is held in Tokyo.
The Challenged Work Assistance ICT Seminar in Kyoto begins.
Ac+C'04 Accessibility Award Ceremony 2006 is held at Tokyo International Forum.
"Remote IT Seminar" is conducted from the homes of challenged instructors to ministry officials in seminar rooms at the Health, Labour, and Welfare Ministry via the Internet.
The symposium for realizing a Universal Society is held in Tokyo hosted by Prop Station.
Kobe Sweets Consortium kicks off.
Lena Maria's Concert -Love and Courage- is hosted by Prop Station.
The Challenged Work Assistance ICT Seminar in Tokyo begins.
Nami Takenaka receives the” Woman of Courage Award, Japan” by the United States Embassy in Japan.
Nami Takenaka forms a band and begins to take an active part as a vocalist.
Nami Takenaka serves as a committee member of NHK Management Committee.
Nami Takenaka becomes a guest professor at Kansai University.