The opening ceremony of the National Deaf Athletic Meet" was held in Chiba Prefecture on September 14. Holding of the event within the prefecture was the first time.
At the opening ceremony, the dance and the Japanese drum by local high school students heaped up the hall.
The National Deaf Athletic Meet is a national conference which also serves to select the Japanese team for the Deaflympics from ten games of baseball, table tennis, volleyball, etc.
About 1500 athletes, and the convention persons concerned and rooters participated in the opening ceremony.
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