July 5, 2017
Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko received expression of courtesy from the Tokyo team selected for the Summer Deaflympics in Turk, (July 18-30) in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on July 5.
Koike welcomed the team in sign language, and through interpreting she continued to say that she would like to make the environment with a diversity which persons with disabilities could play easily.
About 4,500 athletes from 109 countries and areas will participate in the upcoming Deaflympics including the Japanese team with 108 athletes (74 men and 34 women). Out of the 21 sport items, Japan will complete in 11 items; badminton, beach volleyball, bicycle, soccer, karate, mountain bike, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.