August 1, 2016
A plan aiming at reaching the summit of Mt. Fuji through cooperation called "Diversity Mt. Fuji Climbing 2016" over a presence of a disability, was held on July 30-31.
Total of 45 people with visual or hearing impairment climbed from the Subashiri-guchi Fifth Point and succeeded in reaching the summit of Mr. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan and were bathed in sunrise. (photo)
A 28-year-old Deaf man was delighted when first reaching the Mt. Fuji. He said, "Reaching the summit was very difficult, but they supported me through providing information in sign language, and so on, which I greatly appreciated."
Entrepreneurs in Tokyo formed a group, called The NonProfitOrganization "TEAM Challenge," for the purpose which accepts diversity and offers the actual experience that the participants cooperate one another. This event took place the sixth year.