July 30, 2015
Shimabuku Kei (left), Arakaki Tadashi
and Nakanishi Asami.
The Third World Deaf Bowling Championships will take place in Italy from August 16 - September 1, which 29 bowlers from across the world will compete for the best.
Three Deaf bowlers from Okinawa, part of Japan's southern island, were selected to the Japan team: Arakaki Tadashi, 39, Nakanishi Asami, 34, and Shimabuku Kei, 51.
Arakaki has won a prize in the National Deaf Athletic Meet at Okinawa in September, 2014. He has experienced with world championships in the past, getting a game of 300 points. All the National team members promised to do their best aiming at mounting a podium.