““Understanding of both para-sports and disabilities will not progress without deeper public exposure,” she said, expressing her hope that the Tokyo Games will further boost conditions for disabled athletes. “We hope our performances lead to better understanding of disabilities.” ”
“Kazuhiko Motoki, a section chief in charge of the revisions at the Tokyo Office of the Governor for Policy Planning said” “We understand that the wider a space is, the easier it is (for wheelchair users) to use, but it was decided via intense negotiations,” “
“In connection with the Tokyo Games, the government-backed “beyond2020” program, which aims to realize a society where diverse people can live together post-2020, encourages participants to propose cultural events that “eliminate barriers of people with disabilities.” ”
“Amid growing public attention and heightened expectations for athletes with impairments ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, critics argue that not many people with a disability in Japan regularly exercise or play sports due to limited opportunities compared with those for people without a disability.”
“The ‘ENEOS’ service station, recently started a campaign called ‘ENERGY for ALL’, a campaign that includes a song by The Japanese pop idol band ‘DREAMS COME TRUE’.
The advertising posters for ENEOS found in train stations feature disabled people, and specifically wheelchair users:”