How can Japan become more inclusive and accessible as it moves beyond the Paralympic Games?
Today we’re joined by Josh Grisdale, who has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair in his daily life. He moved to Japan in 2007 and became a Japanese citizen in 2016.
Josh has used his intimate knowledge of getting around Japan in a wheelchair to set up and run the website Accessible Japan, which provides the latest accessible travel information for people coming to, staying and living in Japan.
Josh argues that creating a more accessible Japan is better for society as a whole, and that despite Japan being a world leader in physical mobility infrastructure, there’s still plenty to improve across the country when it comes to inclusivity.
- Accessible Japan
- Behind the push to improve universal access in Japan (Mara Budgen, The Japan Times)
- What will be the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics? (Deep Dive)
- Tokyo robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion (The Japan Times)
- The Japan Times coverage of the Paralympics
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