Category: Disability

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Athletes village closes after 323 coronavirus infections during Paralympics

A total of 323 coronavirus infections were recorded during the Tokyo Paralympics, the games’ organizing committee announced Wednesday, the same day the athletes’ village officially closed.

Deaf Disability Hearing Impaired Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

NHK lauded for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts

Broadcast via NHK’s educational channel, the deaf interpreters, for whom sign language is their first language, were able to convey more detailed and nuanced coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony and Paralympic opening ceremony by communicating information provided to them by signers who can hear.

Barrier Free Disability Japan Paralympics Tourism Travel

In preparation for the ultimately spectator-less Paralympics, Japan’s hotels made efforts toward more accessible facilities

Hotel Kazusaya in Nihombashi, Tokyo, reopened in summer last year following a major refurbishment carried out in sync with the original schedule of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The doorways of its guest rooms have been resized to 85 centimeters wide. At the stage of planning, the doorway width was set at 75 centimeters. But in 2019, the Tokyo metropolitan government amended its relevant ordinance for hotels. Under the new standard, the doorways of rooms in newly built hotels or newly added facilities must be “a minimum of 80 centimeters in breadth,” so that wheelchairs can get through the doorway easily.

Disability 障害 Japan 日本

‘Barrier Free Japan’ mentioned on ‘BBC News Japan’ from【東京パラ】 日本の障害者の実情、住民3人に聞く

神戸市で暮らし、脳性まひのあるイギリス人学者マイケル・ギラン・ペキットさんは、「当初、事件は日本に大きな影響を及ぼした。メディアはかなりの間、障害者への接し方や介護制度について疑問を呈していた。しかし時間がたつと、人々の関心は移っていく」と話す。