Category: Tokyo 2020

Japan Paralympics Podcast Tokyo 2020

Disability News Japan Podcast Episode 86: Tokyo Police send Papers to Prosecutors on Toyota Worker over Paralympic Village ‘Self-driving bus’ Accident

Tokyo police sent to public prosecutors on Thursday papers on an employee of Toyota Motor Corp. over a self-driving bus accident at the Paralympic athletes village in Tokyo that inflicted injury on a visually impaired Japanese athlete.

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Hosting Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics chosen as top domestic news in Japan in 2021

Amid concern among the Japanese public over staging the Summer Games during the pandemic, when the capital and other parts of the country were under a COVID-19 state of emergency, Japanese athletes excelled by winning a total of 58 medals, including a record 27 gold, in the Olympics and 51 medals, including 13 gold, in the Paralympics.

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.