Hiroshi Inoue

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National Aug 18, 2014

Nurse struck by multiple sclerosis returns to help others

A woman with a debilitating nervous system disease has returned to work in a wheelchair after the nurses who cared for her inspired her to return to the profession she loves. Chiyomi Adachi, 49, is a nurse at Itami City Hospital in Hyogo Prefecture, where ...

Geisha establishments begin wooing women

National Apr 9, 2013

Geisha establishments begin wooing women

Faced with flagging demand from their usual customer base of wealthy male patrons, a number of establishments employing traditional geisha entertainers are enthusiastically courting interest in their services from women. Last summer, Hamacho, a "ryotei" (traditional high-class restaurant) in Kochi, began offering a women-only group ...