A total of thirteen people, eight players and five staff members arrived in Japan. They waved to the press and said “Hello” in Japanese. The team will hold a pre-training camp in Kanazawa City, as officials have confirmed they have all tested negative for COVID-19 following their arrival at Narita airport near Tokyo.
“It would be nice to have at least some spectators” when the Paralympics are held from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, Suga said, adding the decision will be made among organizers including his government, the Japanese organizing committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
Japanese athletes competing in this summer’s Tokyo Paralympics started receiving COVID-19 vaccine shots on Thursday.
Those who received shots Thursday included Junichi Kawai, president of the Japanese Paralympic Committee and chief of the Japanese delegation for the Tokyo Paralympics.