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The art of perseverance: How gaman defined Japan

Wednesday 20:01 GMT

Gaman originated in Buddhist teachings about bettering oneself before gradually being shaped into a perseverance mechanism for individuals navigating membership of social groups.

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Guide dogs lead blind half-marathon runner

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

While visually impaired runners usually use human guides, Mr Panek became the first person to complete the race supported by guide dogs.

Before the race, Mr Panek told Time magazine that guide dogs give visually impaired people the freedom to "do whatever it is a sighted person does, and sometimes, even run a little faster than them".

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