Atsuhiro Oguri

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Film festival for people with disabilities helps share theater experience

May 26, 2016

Film festival for people with disabilities helps share theater experience

A film festival in Hokkaido geared to the blind and deaf will celebrate its 11th year in June. With all entries accompanied by subtitles, audio descriptions and sign language volunteers, the Hokkaido Universal Film Screening Festival draws around 1,000 visitors each year. The festival is run ...

Hospital finds a way to retain nurses

Oct 3, 2013

Hospital finds a way to retain nurses

A hospital in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, is pioneering a new way of working that it hopes will reverse the high turnover rate of nursing staff in Japan. The Onishi Neurological Center organizes nurses into groups of four, allowing them to take three months of paid ...