Letter From Mie

Mie Prefecture leads Japan in push for diversity, barrier-free access

The prefecture boasts a support ecosystem that champions efforts to promote inclusivity.

An art studio at the non-profit organisation Kibou-no-sono (Garden Of Hope) in the city of Matsusaka in Mie Prefecture, Japan.ST PHOTO: WALTER SIM

MIE PREFECTURE (Japan) - With rapt attention, 18-year-old Yuhi Fukuta grips a colour pencil as he fills an abstract drawing of animals on a giant canvas with psychedelic colours.

In other circumstances, the young man can hardly focus on anything for more than eight seconds straight.

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