Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Jun 1, 2015

Home for aging guide dogs, owners in works

The Chubu Guide Dog for the Blind Association based in Nagoya is working to build the nation's first intensive care nursing home where elderly people and retired guide dogs can live together. The association, which trains and provides guide dogs to visually impaired people in ...

National / Crime & Legal Sep 10, 2014

Blind girl injured in assault at Kawagoe Station

A blind high school student in Saitama Prefecture was tripped, kicked in the leg and injured at JR Kawagoe Station, weeks after a guide dog was attacked in the same prefecture. The girl, a first-year student at Hanawa Hokiichi Gakuen, a school for the visually ...

Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

National / Crime & Legal Aug 28, 2014

Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

The July stabbing of a guide dog during its owner's commute in Saitama Prefecture is under investigation, it was learned Thursday. The dog was apparently stabbed by a forklike object and sustained four evenly spaced wounds in the hind quarters, according to Noritoshi Sato, an ...

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

National / Politics Jun 28, 2013

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

by Ko Shu-Ling

Prominent Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, who has lived in the United States since leaving China last year, said he expects China will try to interfere with his planned trip to Japan. "There is no doubt that an authoritarian regime exerts pressure, but the ...