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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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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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Priority Seats in Japan

Priority Seats in Japan

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..

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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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Christmas Lights in Japan

Christmas Lights in Japan

When most people think of Japan, they most likely don’t think of Christmas. But Japan loves events, and Christmas has been added to the..

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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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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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