"it's all fun&games until someone gets hurt... and then it's hilarious"

May you rest in peace.
I won't forget you.
07.Dec.1978 - 18.July.2011

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Being Disabled in Japan. →


I was asked to talk a bit about the differences between having a disability in Western countries and Japan, so here we go!

Before I start this post, I want to reiterate that I can only talk about my own experience. I have JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), so my experiences…

Tell me about your body

Hair: What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color?
Skin: Do you tan easily?
Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch?
Nose: What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance?
Mouth: Do you want to kiss anyone right now?
Tongue: What was in your last meal?
Windpipe: Do you sing?
Neck: Do you wear necklaces?
Ears: How many piercings do you have (if any)?
Cheeks: Do you blush easily?
Wrists: Have you ever broken a bone?
Hands: Are you an artist/writer?
Fingers: Do you play an instrument?
Heart: Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?
Lungs: Do you smoke cigarettes?
Chest: Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?
Stomach: Do you feel confident in your body image?
Back: Are you a virgin?
Hips: Do you like to dance?
Thighs: Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?
Knees: Have you ever cheated on someone?
Ankles: Have you ever been arrested?
Feet: Favorite pair of shoes?
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