Japan: Dr. Shochi's trip around the world

Follow the adventures of Dr. Shochi Saburo (曻地三郎), a 102 year-old Japanese Doctor of Literature, Doctor of Medicine, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy and Poet who came up with the Parent and Child Toymaking Class [en], a program that “brings out children’s sensitivity and intelligence, improves communication and the bond between parent and child”. Dr. Shochi has dedicated his whole life to providing educational facilities for mentally handicapped children and, among other things, in 1954 opened the Shiinomi Gakuen [しいのみ学園], Japan’s first school for mentally challenged children.

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