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The Braille Mainichi, Japan's only newspaper for the blind, marks 100th anniversary

The Manichi


11th May 2022


The Braille Mainichi, Japan's only newspaper for the blind, marks 100th anniversary


The Braille Mainichi, a weekly newspaper in braille that was first published in 1922, marked its 100th anniversary on May 11.


The paper appeared in an era before regular radio broadcasts, and even globally such a publication, which allowed visually impaired people who had lacked access to information to read the paper in braille themselves, was rare. It has since continued steadily, overseen by successive editorial departments, documenting a century of history while also making a difference in the lives and culture of visually impaired readers.


-- Preserving the foundations of 'wisdom and strength'


It was blind educator Kyotaro Nakamura who was invited by the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun, predecessor of The Mainichi Newspapers Co., to take the helm as the first editor-in-chief of The Braille Mainichi at the age of 42.


https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220512/p2a/00m/0na/011000c

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