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#17 "15 years of blaming myself" Featuring Narcolepsy Type II Acochi

Acochi was in junior high school when he suddenly fell into a severe drowsiness during his favorite ancient literature class. From then on, her classmates looked at her with white eyes, saying she was slacking off or being lazy. She kept blaming herself for her inability to tolerate sleepiness. At age 29 she was told she had narcolepsy type 2, a form of hypersomnia. To this day, she still lives anxiously with the drowsiness she suddenly feels. On her YouTube She opens up about her painful past and shares her reasons for speaking out to those suffering from the same disease.We will think about what we can do to help people with illnesses that are difficult to recognize. He talks with MC Hikaru Takahashi and navigator LiLiCo.

Guest: Acochi

  1. Acochi had been suffering from a condition called "drowsiness" since the age of 14, which was difficult for people around her to notice, and she had difficulty living for 15 years. In 2018 she suspected hypersomnia and was diagnosed with narcolepsy type 2 when she saw a doctor. She is currently working to spread awareness of hypersomnia through social networking and posting videos on YouTube.


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Navigator: LiLiCo

  1. She is a film commentator/TV personality.
    Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a Swedish father and a Japanese mother.
    Came to Japan at the age of 18 to become a singer, and began her entertainment career in 1989.
    She has appeared as a movie commentator on TBS's "King's Brunch" as well as on J-WAVE's "ALL GOOD".
    She is also active as a voice actor, narrator and actor.

MC: Hikaru Takahashi

  1. In 2014, Takahashi won the Grand Prix for the 14th Japan Bishojo Content which led to her debut and immediate success through staring in various corporate commercials. Since then, she has appeared in numerous acclaimed works such as NHK Taiga Drama Onna Joushu Naotora (2017). Other than working as an actor, Takahashi has been active in a variety of fields including radio, television, and fashion.

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