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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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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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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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The Daily Shock of Re-entry

The Daily Shock of Re-entry

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

She experiences the small daily shock of reentry that every foreigner in Tokyo knows...

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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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Is it so bad to be useful?

Is it so bad to be useful?

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

There is a scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film ‘The Last Emperor’ that has always..

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Sports Day Blues

Sports Day Blues

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

(An audio version has been created by Dr. Peckitt and can be found below)

This..

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Priority Seats

Priority Seats

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

Since the 1990s, JR East, the division of Japan Railway Co that serves Tokyo and the..

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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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Deaf and Solo in Japan

Deaf and Solo in Japan

This guest post, including picture and video, comes to us from Sophie Li.  Sophie is deaf and uses cochlear implants.  You can follow..

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