Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Disabled Japanese are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light?The New York Times, September 2021

In Japan, Disability Advocates Hope the Paralympics Will Showcase the Pawsomeness of Service Dogs,” The Washington Post, September 2021

The British Teen Who Won Wheelchair Slalom at the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Games,” BBC News, August 2021

Japan’s Suga Faces Moment of COVID Reckoning,” The Asia Times, August 2021

Behind the Push to Improve Universal Access in Japan,” The Japan Times, August 2021

Olympics Spotlight Exposes Uncomfortable Truths About Japan’s Elite,” The Washington Post, July 2021

Accessibility is for Everyone: A Interview with Mark Bookman,” American View: Official Magazine of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan, July 2020

Breaking Down Barriers: The Challenge of Getting Around Tokyo in a Wheelchair,” The Japan Times, November 2018

Mapping Wheelchair Access in Philly and the Suburbs,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2018

Building Better Maps for the Disabled Community,” CNET, April 2018 

How a Trip to Japan Led a Graduate Student to Completely Overhaul Penn’s Campus,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, March 2018

Blog Posts

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Composer Tortured Disabled Children: Japan Says to the World, ‘Eat Shit, No Problem’,” Japan Subculture Research Center, July 2021

Students with Disabilities in the Pandemic コロナと障害学生,” Higher Education Accessibility Platform (HEAP), February 2021

Accessibility Across Various Cultures,” OrigPower, December 2020

To Make a More Accessible City, Turn to the Sidewalk,” Smart Cities Dive, May 2019

Japanese University Students with Disabilities Face Many Obstacles to Succeed,” USCAnnenbergMedia, December 2018

College Students with Disabilities are Too Often Excluded,” The Conversation, November 2018

Crowd-Sourced Map Showcases Campus Accessibility in Real Time,” Penn Today, March 2018


“The Future of Accessibility in Japan,” China Global Television Network, September 2021

Impact of the Paralympics,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 2021

How Accessible are the Paralympics?Al Jazeera, August 2021

“Living with Disability in Japan,” Deutsche Welle, February 2020

“A Society Where All Can Live Happy,” NHK News, January 2019

The Problem of Inflated Employment Statistics for Persons with Disabilities 障害者雇用水増し問題,” RKB News, January 2019

Barrier-Free Variety Show Foreigner SP バリバラ外国人SP,” NHK’s Baribara, April 2015