English column: VOX POPULI: Lawmaker's deafness a 'gift' that can help transform society

May 27, 2015

"Vox Populi, Vox Dei" is a daily column that runs on page 1 of the Asahi Shimbun.

It mentions Saito Rie who is deaf, faced such a wall --- and she smashed a big hole in it.
When she decided to run in Tokyo's Kita Ward assembly election this past April, she felt that the election campaign system "excluded" people who are hearing loss.

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