Quon chocolate is hoping to go mainstream with its products, which are made with the help of people who have a range of physical and mental disabilities.
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Although most of her family photos are of subjects without disabilities, the images of disabled children smiling with their parents hold a special place in her heart.
The number of children age under 20 who need daily medical care is estimated to total some 20,000, and getting places in education remains difficult.
A recently-enacted law in Japan to support children who need daily medical care and their families has laid bare the hardships such children face in entering the education system, including admission to nurseries and primary schools — something the rest of society often takes ...
Aiko Okazaki, who picked up the sport years after being paralyzed in the 2005 Amagasaki train derailment, has struggled with restrictions to her training regimen as a result of the pandemic.
Having overcome numerous challenges since suffering life-altering injuries in a deadly train derailment in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, in 2005, Aiko Okazaki doesn't plan to go easy on herself when it comes to her latest test — competing in archery in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The ...