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Miyazaki branch of Japan’s Book and DVD rental store ‘TSUTAYA’ opens a ‘Special corner for understanding people with disabilities’

A special corner with about 30 books and DVDs related to autism and developmental disabilities is being set up at the TSUTAYA Takanabe bookstore in Takanabe-cho.

From The Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun via Yahoo!

April 16 2021

MIYAZAKI – A special corner with about 30 books and DVDs related to autism and developmental disabilities is being set up at the TSUTAYA Takanabe bookstore in Takanabe-cho.

This month, which includes World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Week (April 2-8), is designated as “Persons with Disabilities Month” and was planned by the town’s Consultation Support Center for Persons with Disabilities (Children). The store and groups of people with disabilities in the town cooperated by selecting books and making pop-ups that convey the appeal of books and other materials with short words and illustrations.

The special corner was set up on the 1st, and the ingenious pop-ups and messages from the authors are eye-catching. Hitomi Maki, assistant manager of the store, said, “The books are selling very well, probably because many people are interested in them. I hope it will help create a town where everyone can live comfortably,” she said.

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