June 17th, 2022


At 82, she coded an app: She just wanted a game she could win

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  1. Has there been a specific time when you felt that smartphones and their apps have been more of a problem than helpful? Are there any apps you can’t live without?
  2. In the article, Wakamiya was surprised by a hug she received from an executive in California, and although it wasn’t a typical custom to hug in her culture, she seemed to enjoy it. How do you feel about showing non-romantic physical affection (hugging, friendly touching)? 
  3. If you are retired, in what ways has your life improved since transitioning into retirement? Have you learned new things about yourself and/or things you enjoy doing that you didn’t know before?
  4. Have you seen or used Wakamiya’s app? Do you think you could win her Hinamatsuri game?