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Lawmakers with disabilities fight 'invisibility' in Japan

National Feb 12, 2020

Lawmakers with disabilities fight 'invisibility' in Japan

Lawmaker Yasuhiko Funago has a neurological disease that means he cannot speak and communicates by blinking to his caregiver or operating a computer system with his mouth. But he is demanding to be heard as he fights to improve the lives of people with disabilities ...

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Business Aug 14, 2019

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Once the icon of the Japanese electronics industry and a must-have device, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates. On July 1, 1979, as the global economy suffered through the second oil ...