Hisanobu Wakabayashi

For Hisanobu Wakabayashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Jun 7, 2013

Mom of disabled child offers support

The woman came to the Kitakyushu Rehabilitation Center for Children with Disabilities in Fukuoka Prefecture in January to see a mother raising a child born with the same chromosomal abnormality as her own daughter. "I understand. You must have a lot of concerns," the 44-year-old ...

Jan 7, 2006

Salaryman trades desk for truck patch

ISEHARA, Kanagawa Pref. (Kyodo) Hiroshi Saito, 58, clad in dark jacket, work pants and mud-encrusted shoes, smells of earth. "I used to wear a suit everyday. When I began farming, I was told, 'That (farmer's) style suits you, too,' " he said with a self-conscious ...

NPO working to help seniors who live alone

Dec 14, 2005

NPO working to help seniors who live alone

Kimiko Oshima, 58, worried for years about her 85-year-old mother, who lives alone in Hamada 1,000 km away from Oshima's home in Tokyo. But her worries have been eased since a local nonprofit organization began visiting her mother's home three years ago. Her mother can still ...