Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

National Jan 12, 2021

Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

The city of Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, is utilizing Japan's furusato nōzei hometown donation system to support a second life for dogs that fail to become service animals. There is currently no public support for such dogs, according to the Japan Service Dog Association. "There are ...

Sexual abuse, assault: Grim prospects for China's blind women

Asia Pacific Aug 18, 2020

Sexual abuse, assault: Grim prospects for China's blind women

When Xiao Jia lost her sight as a teenager she was told the "respectable" career choice was to become a massage therapist. She discovered an industry rife with abuse and aggression, where women are afforded little protection. The visually impaired are encouraged to work in massage ...