AFP: Japan unveils “anti-loneliness” hugging chair

hugging chair

I discovered the power of the global AFP news wire when my report from the Home Care and Rehabilitation show in Tokyo on an “anti-loneliness” hugging chair went viral.

The piece has been republished or written about by outlets including Yahoo News, The GuardianThe Telegraph, TIME Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Metro, The MirrorMSN News, The Japan Times, New York Daily NewsComplex, JezebelDiscovery Channel News, The Bangkok PostThe Hindustan Times, Ghana MmaFrance 24 and even inspired a video report by ‘WTFark’ on The Huffington Post.