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#23 "Suited or not, staying positive" Featuring Accidental amputation of both legs, Myu Ashihara (model and influencer)

She had both her legs amputated in an accident when she was 16 years old. At that time, she asked the doctor a surprising question.She got her first taste of the stage at age 18 as a model, but she had no interest in the spotlight. The “bias” she felt on stage led her to become a model and influencer. Last year she became the first wheelchair user to walk in the Milano Collections. How is barrier-free accessibility different from Japan?

Guest: Myu Ashihara

  1. Myu is a model and influencer who lost both legs in an accident at age 16 and lives in a wheelchair. Her good looks and bottomless cheerfulness made her popular and attracted attention on social networking sites, especially TikTok and YouTube. She is attracting worldwide attention for her appearances at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Closing Ceremony and Milan Fashion Week


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Navigator: Yuji

  1. Yuji, originally from Miami U.S.A., is currently active as a model, actor, and TV celebrity. He is also recognized as a graphic designer and has worked on designs for CD covers, collaboration items with major corporations, and various other projects.

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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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