Mayuko Kobayashi

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Adoption leader finds homes for unwanted babies

Dec 13, 2013

Adoption leader finds homes for unwanted babies

Obstetrician Koji Samejima had always felt a gap existed between couples who wanted a baby but couldn't conceive and women who were expecting a baby they wouldn't be able to raise. "I wanted to save pregnant women who couldn't raise their babies as well as ...

Apr 24, 2010

Ureshino spa goes barrier-free

SAGA — The Ureshino hot spring in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, widely known as a spa that helps to smoothen skin, is trying to create a barrier-free environment for babies, the elderly and handicapped people to improve safety and comfort. The trend is spreading to hot ...