(And other complex situations I’ve found while being visually impaired in Japan)
By Alexa Fukuoka
When I was in my early 20’s, I learned..
The boom in information brought about by the advent of the internet has been enabling for people with disabilities and other special..
By Joan Pahisa
I’m Joan and a few months ago I decided to move to Osaka to study Japanese. I had been working really hard on..
Traveling in Japan over New Years can be exciting… and horrible. The New Years holiday in Japan is similar to Christmas in the West – a..
The Hakone Round Course is a popular day trip from Tokyo that allows travelers to enjoy Lake Ashi, lush forest mountains, and a fantastic..
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..
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo due to the abundant..
Like many other countries around the world, most mass transit in Japan has a set of seats that are considered priority seats, or 優先席..
Having an identification card for persons with disabilities can be a prickly topic. Is it discrimination? Is it security to protect..
We love helping people enjoy Japan. We also love it when people write back to share their experiences with others, so they too can..
Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt
In December of last year, on my way to visit Tokyo, I noticed something about..
Maureen T. Corrigan holds a medical degree, a masters in administration and a college fellowship. She began her career as a medical..
If you are traveling in Tokyo a lot, you may have to do a little bit of guesswork or ask a local guide. With the help of a new..
Hopping on a train can be one of the best ways to explore Japan. Thanks to the great infrastructure and the amazing railway network of..
If you’re visiting Japan as a tourist, it’ is a good idea to consider purchasing a Japan Rail Pass – a very-cost effective solution for..
The Shinkansen (literally “new trunk line”), more famously known as the Bullet Train is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan..