One goal of Accessible Japan is to introduce prominent Japanese people with disabilities to the rest of the world. We recently had the..
Traditionally Japanese castles are made of wood, which made them vulnerable to fires and other natural disasters. As such, the many..
In preparation for our book review of In the Province of the Gods, author Kenny Fries was kind enough to share the following..
By Savan Gandecha
My name is Savan and I am a British Asian Autistic YouTuber who loves creating content, photography, blogging and video..
by Suzanne Kamata
Naoki Higashida became an international literary sensation when his first book, The Reason I Jump, was translated into..
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..
By Fiona T
This post is long overdue since I was in Japan last summer.
This is not my first time in Japan, but definitely my..
Review by Sally Keys
Dogs are much more than pets to many people. They become like children, real family members. Studies show that a..
Mari Katayama “bystander #016” (2016), Self-Portrait
Mari Katayama is a Japanese artist from central Japan. She has loved sewing and..
By Cristina Hartmann
My two-and-half weeks in Japan as someone with both vision and hearing impairments left me amazed—in a good way. My..
6 years has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. While many news sources are focusing on this story at this time,..
We love helping people enjoy Japan. We also love it when people write back to share their experiences with others, so they too can..
By Mary Esther Penner
“For 300,000 Japanese Deaf people, Japanese is a foreign language they have to study arduously to learn. In..
Jun Ishikawa, an international relations professor at the University of Shizuoka, was elected to the United Nation’s Committee on the..
Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt
When it comes to public amenities, whether it be public transport, city ward offices,..
This past Monday, the Japan Barrier Free Association held the 13th Gold Concert. The the annual musical competition was started..
In a bid to help people experience some of the sports at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games and build hype for the Tokyo 2020..
Yoshihiro Kaiya is not only the president of the Japan Barrier-free Association, he also works to promote disabled musicians through..
On August 15th, a blind man fell to his death at a Tokyo subway station without a guard rail. 55 year old Naoto Shinada was walking with..
DO-IT Japan Booklet Cover, © DO-IT Japan
DO-IT （Diversity, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology）Japan is a program for youth..