Why a more accessible Japan is better for everyone w/ Josh Grisdale
Episode 97Sep 01, 10:00 AM
How can Japan become more inclusive and accessible as it moves beyond the Paralympic Games?
Josh has used his intimate knowledge of getting around Japan in a wheelchair to set up and run the website Accessible Japan, which provides the latest accessible travel information for people coming to, staying and living in Japan.
Josh argues that creating a more accessible Japan is better for society as a whole, and that despite Japan being a world leader in physical mobility infrastructure, there's still plenty to improve across the country when it comes to inclusivity.
- Accessible Japan
- Behind the push to improve universal access in Japan (Mara Budgen, The Japan Times)
- What will be the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics? (Deep Dive)
- Tokyo robot cafe offers new spin on disability inclusion (The Japan Times)
- The Japan Times coverage of the Paralympics
On this episode:
Josh Grisdale: Twitter | Accessible Japan
Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram
Photo: Accessible Japan founder Josh Grisdale visits Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, one of the country's most popular tourist sites. | Josh Grisdale/Accessible Japan