Tag - down-syndrome



Nao walks down the runway as a guest model during Paris Fashion Week.
LIFE / Style & Design
Mar 4, 2024
Japanese model with Down syndrome fulfills dream at Paris show
Parading down a runway in a kimono-inspired dress, Nao Saito's appearance at Paris Fashion Week came after five years of hard work.
Alex “Rami-chan” Ramirez
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Mar 1, 2024
Baseball star Alex Ramirez’s NPO helps special kids
Founder of Vamos Together, Venezuelan Alex Ramirez played for Yakult Swallows and Yomiuri Giants, then became manager of the Yokohama DeNa BayStars
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 3, 2019
Private clinics get Japan medical body's OK to do prenatal tests for chromosome irregularities
The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology's (JSOG) executive board has decided to allow obstetrician-gynecologists who run private practices to conduct blood tests on pregnant women to detect possible chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome in their fetuses.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2019
Down Syndrome competitor Lucas Barron to make Dakar Rally history
Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar Rally starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the grueling race.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2018
Tokyo pageant celebrates beauty of people with mental and physical challenges
Fashion enthusiast Mana Yokoyama, wearing a light cream lace dress, strutted down the catwalk during a beauty pageant in Tokyo, hoping the experience would bring her a step closer to a fashion career.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2018
Panel ends study on controversial prenatal blood test, clearing use by more hospitals
The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology decided Saturday to end its clinical study of a controversial prenatal blood test that can identify potential abnormalities in a fetus, and make test more widely available.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2018
First baby with Down syndrome is Gerber's 'Spokesbaby' of the year
An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its "Spokesbaby" for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with the genetic condition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 29, 2018
More Japanese clinics to be cleared for new blood-based prenatal screening test
More medical institutions will soon be allowed to conduct blood-based prenatal screenings instead of amniotic fluid tests.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 5, 2017
Compound normalizes brain structure and function in mice with Down syndrome, Kyoto researchers say
The findings could lead to the development of drugs to treat Down syndrome and other conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 20, 2016
Easier prenatal blood test logs over 30,000 takers, 394 abortions since 2013 debut: survey
More than 30,000 women have taken the new, noninvasive prenatal test for chromosomal abnormalities linked to such disorders as Down syndrome in the nearly three years since it became available, a survey said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 21, 2016
TV announcer Ryuen lobbying for Down syndrome children
A former TV Asahi Corp. announcer is working to raise awareness of Down syndrome in children. She has a 2-year-old boy with the condition.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2015
New prenatal test leads to survey on daily life for people with Down syndrome
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is conducting a comprehensive survey on the living conditions of people with Down syndrome amid controversy over a new prenatal testing method that helps detect possible chromosome abnormalities in fetuses.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2015
Parents of special-needs child move Osaka to improve admissions guidelines
Education authorities in the city of Osaka have pledged to review how schools handle applications for places from special-needs children after hearing that a public elementary school tried to turn away a local child with Down syndrome.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Aug 13, 2014
Art from the margins of society
A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts that often limit the definition of art,...
Mar 28, 2014
Down Syndrome exhibit underway
Almost a year since the introduction of a controversial prenatal screening test, a photo exhibition is underway in Tokyo to dispel misunderstandings about children with Down Syndrome.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 14, 2014
Court: Filipino father of child with Down syndrome shouldn't be deported
The Tokyo District Court ruled Friday that a Filipino man living in Japan illegally should not be deported because his child, who suffers from Down syndrome, needs him.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2013
Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case
In a victory for the rights of adults with disabilities, a judge has declared that a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome can live the life she wants, rejecting a guardianship request from her parents that would have let them keep her in a group home against her will.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 28, 2013
Woman with Down syndrome pushes for her independence
It wasn't her turn to talk, but early on in a hearing that will determine the limits of her independence, Margaret Jean Hatch stood up in a Newport News, Virginia, courtroom and cut the judge off in midsentence.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2013
Out of respect for life, one woman decides to forgo prenatal testing
A 35-year-old ex-high school music teacher opted not to take a prenatal test because she wanted to cherish the life of her child regardless of any disabilities the baby might be born with, and whatever difficulties these could bring.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2013
Mom of disabled child offers support
The woman came to the Kitakyushu Rehabilitation Center for Children with Disabilities in Fukuoka Prefecture in January to see a mother raising a child born with the same chromosomal abnormality as her own daughter.


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