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Sound of Silence: Ayako Imamura and the hearing-impaired

By Trishit Banerjee | Translated by Kiyou Kamisawa Ayako Imamura speaks to Voice Up Japan about being a deaf filmmaker and how she has learnt more about the community by capturing them on cameras. She speaks about the challenges to the hearing-impaired during a disaster and how the society should rather start addressing the problem …

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Mental Health in a Pandemic: The Case at Tohoku University

By Trishit Banerjee | Translated by Kiyou Kamisawa With isolation and income reduction, students are very vulnerable. Voice Up Japan surveyed students at Tohoku University to understand how the pandemic has been affecting their mental health. In April 2020, Tohoku University announced ¥400 million emergency assistance for students affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, …

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