Tokyo Stories #1: Josh Grisdale

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 17, 2020 Available until March 31, 2023

*First broadcast on November 17, 2020.
The city of Tokyo is normally crowded with tourists, but the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the city's sightseeing spots. In a series called Tokyo Stories, Peter Barakan meets Tokyo residents who are not originally from Japan, to hear how their lives have been affected. This time he meets Josh Grisdale, who was born in Canada. Due to cerebral palsy, Grisdale has only limited movement in his arms and legs. He talks about his daily life, and the theme of accessibility in the realm of tourism.

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