What's new !! 2020 / 03 / 01 new Travel Photo " Saudi Arabia "
I think it is OK to let people do what they want as long as they are ready to take responsibility. I was so disappointed with Japanese society for not giving us a chance.
First summer vacation in university, I stayed in USA for one month and was really shocked. I forgot that I was on a wheelchair while in USA. This was my first trip overseas. It was wheelchair accessible almost everywhere including town, shops, transportation. No barrier. Above all, no people eyes. Wheelchair was not special and I felt like a citizen.
In USA, people would first see me as an individual
But in Japan, people looked at "disability " before
Disability is recognized by society. So if society changes, disability may
disappear. Understanding differences, respecting personality,
giving equal opportunity,
I wish for a better society and peace, full of love and smile !!
Travel money come from my work (travel coordination, accessible consultant, writing and speech). My parents only gave money 1st and 3rd travel. When I was a university student, I worked as a private teacher, school counselor and in a post office. After graduation, I got a nice job at advertisement agency and good income for 7 years. I published my first book in 2001. Travel money (39 countries until then) back from the book selling.
No money for my sport accident from high school. No high insurance. No high pension. No charity. No lottery winning. But I had a future and passion to be independent when I was injured 17 years old. Now travel is one of my job, writing, guide, speech and consulting.
Go where nobody has gone
! Do what nobody has done !
my visited 175 countries *