Category: Paralympics

Disability Kobe Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Capitalize on momentum created by Tokyo Paralympics

Since the Tokyo Games, however, such support has been scaled back. Corporate sponsorship for the Japanese Para-Swimming Federation totaled only about ¥40 million this year, a 50% decrease from 2020.

Barrier Free Disability Japan Para Sports Paralympics

Due to a lack of barrier free facilities, mixed-ability sports in Japan is a work in progress

According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Sasakawa Sports Foundation (SSF), Japan only has about 150 sports facilities used either exclusively or preferentially by people with a disability. This is a very small figure when set against the about 9.64 million people across the country who have a disability.

Beijing Winter Paralympic Games 2022 Intellectual disabilities Japan Para Sports Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Japan wants more intellectually impaired inclusion at 2030 Paralympics

Toshiyuki Saito, the head of the All Nippon ID Sport Association, also known as ANISA, is urging the IPC to allow competitors with intellectual impairments to contest a broader range of sports to give them more visibility at the Paralympics.
“They should increase the number of intellectual disability Paralympic medal events in order to give athletes with intellectual disability a chance to inspire the world,” Saito said.