Hisanobu Wakabayashi

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

National / Science & Health 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 ...

National 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

National 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 ...