This is a somewhat specific question… but I am here in Japan doing some research on life with disabilities in Japan. I still need to find effective methods for connecting with the community though. Does anyone have any ideas of any resources or places I could go to connect? I speak English, I have a friend who speaks Japanese, but I understand there is a language issue there. What I’m really hoping for right now is just to be able to speak with people with invisible disabilities to hear more about their experiences in Japan.
Muchu Center – a bit of a train trip from Kyoto, but they are a very active disabilities rights group that could definitely at least point you in the right direction: https://www.npo-muchu.com/ . At least one of the staff speaks English fluently.
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