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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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Christmas Lights in Japan

Christmas Lights in Japan

When most people think of Japan, they most likely don’t think of Christmas. But Japan loves events, and Christmas has been added to the..

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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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