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140 people with disabilities hold “inclusive parade” in Sumida Ward, Tokyo

On May 27th, an "inclusive parade" was held around Kinshi Park in Sumida Ward, where people with disabilities and healthy people walked around the city with the aim of realizing a diverse society.

From The Tokyo Shimbun

May 28 2022

TOKYO – On May 27th, an “inclusive parade” was held around Kinshi Park in Sumida Ward, where people with disabilities and healthy people walked around the city with the aim of realizing a diverse society.

Held for the first time by the Inclusive Design Association (Osaka City), which works on product design that is easy for various people such as people with disabilities to use. Approximately 140 people with yellow flags paraded from Kinshi Park to Marui Kinshicho store, led by wheelchair users in gorgeous dresses

Miho Makino (33), who develops transverse myelitis at the age of five and lives in a wheelchair, said, “I want the parade to spread the idea of ​​making friends and helping each other regardless of whether or not they have a disability.” did. Takayoshi Kokuho, a 37-year-old corporate representative director, said, “We hope that the event will be held next year and beyond, leading to a society in which each other’s characteristics are recognized.”

An event will be held at “Mirairo House TOKYO” on the 5th floor of the Marui Kinshicho store on the 28th and 29th of May. There is a live art by Kenji Maeda who injured his cervical spine in a surfing accident and draws a picture with his mouth.

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