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Moving reflection on Japan's "leprosy prevention policy"

Few visitors to Kusatsu onsen know that the town was once the site of a lively community of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Susan B
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Apr 27, 2016
“Moving reflection on Japan's "leprosy prevention policy"”
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Few visitors to Kusatsu onsen know that the town was once the site of a lively community of sufferers of what is now called "Hansen's Disease," that is , leprosy. From the late 1900s through 1942, they occupied a specific part of the town called...More

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