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..
By Suzanne Kamata
I first learned of Okunoshima from a Canadian friend’s Facebook post. She’d shared photos of herself surrounded by..
By Kim Almas
In October 2017, our family took an 8-day/5 port Diamond Princess cruise around Japan. My husband is partially disabled, so..
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..
Last year, Satoshi Uematsu broke into his former workplace – a care facility for people with severe disabilities – and proceeded to..
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..
While mobility scooters have been gaining popularity around the world as an alternative to traditional wheelchairs, Japan has been slow..
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,..