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Honjo City: Aiming for an Inclusive Society through Sports

Aired: Dec. 24, 2020

The “Host Town” initiative is a project that aims for regional revitalization through cultural, economic, and athletic exchange between residents of countries and regions participating in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Honjo City in Saitama Prefecture is the host town of Turkey’s Para Taekwondo National Team, and will host them for pre-games training camp. This segment features the city’s activities such as holding a blind soccer class experience for local children in aims to achieve an inclusive society where both people with and without disabilities support each other.

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Students participating in a blind soccer class
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Practicing blind soccer
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Tsuji Kazuyuki, a Blind Soccer Player