Celebrating inclusivity at S'pore-Japan catwalk

Fourteen members of the special needs community glammed up for a catwalk show at Paragon mall yesterday, accompanied by music from local pianist Azariah Tan, who is hearing-impaired. It was part of SJ50, which celebrates inclusivity and 50 years of d
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Fourteen members of the special needs community glammed up for a catwalk show at Paragon mall yesterday, accompanied by music from local pianist Azariah Tan, who is hearing-impaired. It was part of SJ50, which celebrates inclusivity and 50 years of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Japan. Japanese calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa, who has Down syndrome, also performed at the three-day event, which culminated in a gala dinner last night.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2016, with the headline 'Celebrating inclusivity at S'pore-Japan catwalk'. Print Edition | Subscribe