Oct 1, 2017

Tokyo cafe dishes out a lesson in hiring bias

At a cafe near the University of Tokyo, clerks with hearing impairment are communicating with customers through writing and sign language — and their work is being welcomed and appreciated by a steady stream of customers. "It serves nice food and is very comfortable," says ...

A ruff guide to Seeing Eye dogs in Japan

Sep 23, 2017

A ruff guide to Seeing Eye dogs in Japan

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Ariel is a devoted labrador. Named after the title character in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," Ariel can’t get enough of her user, 37-year-old Kanako Suzuki. Ariel rolls on her back, begging to be petted, and when Suzuki joins her on the floor, the animal ...