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Kimono for Wheelchair Users

Kimono for Wheelchair Users

A firm from Aichi Prefecture has created a simple to wear kimono for wheelchair users.

In the past it has been extremely difficult for..

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Shocked but not Surprised

Shocked but not Surprised

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

There are times when, as a disabled person, I have to remind myself to be shocked by..

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The Strange on a Japanese Train

The Strange on a Japanese Train

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

The doors slid open on the nearly vacant subway car and a mass of passengers piled in...

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On the Virtues of Dependence

On the Virtues of Dependence

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

[T]he virtues that we need, if we are to develop from our animal condition into that..

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Understanding Japanese Braille

Understanding Japanese Braille

The Japanese braille system is based on the original braille script and is known as “tenji” (literally, “dot characters”) in Japanese. As..

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News: No Dogs Allowed

News: No Dogs Allowed

On October 3, the Hankyu department store in Osaka hosted an event promoting the awareness of service dogs. One of the attendees, a..

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Why I Moved to Japan

Why I Moved to Japan

This guest post, including picture and video, comes to us from Spring Day. Spring Day is a world traveling American stand-up comedian,..

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Deaf in Japan with Friends

Deaf in Japan with Friends

This guest post, including pictures, comes to us from Ariana Fernandez. Ariana is deaf and uses hearing aides.

I had a car crash when I..

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