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Tokyo on Wheels – Part One

Tokyo on Wheels – Part One

By Andy Barrow

My name is Andy Barrow and I’m an international speaker who also happens to be a full-time wheelchair user. I’ve spent..

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The Trip to Bunny Island

The Trip to Bunny Island

By Suzanne Kamata

I first learned of Okunoshima from a Canadian friend’s Facebook post. She’d shared photos of herself surrounded by..

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A Silent Voice – Review

A Silent Voice – Review

By Accessible Japan reader, M. G.

Koe no Katachi, or as it is known in English, A Silent Voice, is a 2016 Japanese anime movie based on..

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Mobility Scooters in Japan

Mobility Scooters in Japan

While mobility scooters have been gaining popularity around the world as an alternative to traditional wheelchairs, Japan has been slow..

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Priority Seats in Japan

Priority Seats in Japan

Like many other countries around the world, most mass transit in Japan has a set of seats that are considered priority seats, or 優先席..

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Ginza – Accessibility Report

Ginza – Accessibility Report

Though it was formerly rejected by foreigners for being “too Western,” the high-end shopping center of Ginza is now a popular place to..

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No Elevator, no problem…(?)

No Elevator, no problem…(?)

In the past 10 years, Japan has moved at a tremendous pace to install elevators at subway and train stations for the disabled and the..

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Snow Country

Snow Country

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

It was a stern night landscape. The sound of the freezing of snow over the land seemed..

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Gold Concert 13

Gold Concert 13

This past Monday, the Japan Barrier Free Association held the 13th Gold Concert. The the annual musical competition was started..

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After the Sagamihara Attack

After the Sagamihara Attack

Photo via Chunichi Newspaper

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

As I write this it is now five days since the Sagamihara..

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On the Sagamihara Attack

On the Sagamihara Attack

Photo via Kyodo News

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

Since early morning on Tuesday 26th July, I have had many tweets,..

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Pokemon Go and Disability

Pokemon Go and Disability

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

Ever since playing the 1983 Star Wars Arcade game, I have loved video games. After my..

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Passion for Independence

Passion for Independence

Maureen T. Corrigan holds a medical degree, a masters in administration and a college fellowship. She began her career as a medical..

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