Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

| Jun 1, 2015

Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

The Chubu Guide Dog for the Blind Association based in Nagoya is working to build the nation’s first intensive care nursing home where elderly people and retired guide dogs can live together. The association, which trains and provides guide dogs to visually impaired people ...

Dec 5, 2014

Advocate urges U.N. to tap disabled when prepping for disasters

Akiko Fukuda, secretary-general of the World Federation of the Deafblind, pressed the international community at the United Nations this week to include the perspectives of the disabled when devising disaster-preparedness plans. “Up to this point people with disabilities are the target of programs but ...

Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

/ Aug 28, 2014

Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

The July stabbing of a guide dog during its owner’s commute in Saitama Prefecture is under investigation, it was learned Thursday. The dog was apparently stabbed by a forklike object and sustained four evenly spaced wounds in the hind quarters, according to Noritoshi Sato, ...

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

/ Jun 28, 2013

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

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Prominent Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, who has lived in the United States since leaving China last year, said he expects China will try to interfere with his planned trip to Japan. “There is no doubt that an authoritarian regime exerts pressure, but ...