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Osaka web series gives voice to the intellectually disabled

National / Social Issues Jul 27, 2017

Osaka web series gives voice to the intellectually disabled

A group of people with intellectual disabilities has launched an online broadcast to have their voices heard and offer learning opportunities about people with disabilities. Pansy Media, based in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, streams its program once a month. Many of those involved have intellectual disabilities. The ...

Ministries tussle over female recruits

National Jul 15, 2014

Ministries tussle over female recruits

Recruiters at central government offices have wound up a particularly hectic hiring season this year as they were faced with a new challenge — a tug of war over the best and the brightest female candidates to fulfill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's order to ...

Families battling mental illness promote in-house therapy

National May 11, 2014

Families battling mental illness promote in-house therapy

An association of families with mentally ill kin has begun a project modeled after a British program to train therapists who can provide mental health services in people's homes. Because the families of people with mental illnesses are often exhausted, therapists should be able to ...