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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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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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