The global sporting event has provided Japan with an opportunity to reflect on the issues that create barriers to accessibility. What does the host nation do from here?
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Baye McNeil has a chat with Mark Bookman in which the pair discuss their experiences regarding mental health amid the pandemic as visible minorities in Japan.
One thing that's clear about the coronavirus pandemic is that if even one person is left behind, it could prove disastrous to us all.
Initial reports on the Kyoto Animation fire tagged the alleged arsonist as dealing with mental illness, but his criminal past should have been emphasized more.
Tokyo is up against the clock when it comes to creating a city that's accessible for everyone. Its deadline? Next year's Olympic Games, though that really shouldn't matter when it comes to transforming Japan into a nation where anyone can use any space. Accessibility means ...