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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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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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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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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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Accessible Japan on YouTube

Accessible Japan on YouTube

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video is worth… well, a lot more!

While doing some reviews a while ago, I decided to..

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