The London 2012 Paralympic Games was a major triumph, with tickets sold out in many venues, resulting in the largest number of people ever attending Paralympic Games. This success is said to have helped drive social change toward a more inclusive society in the UK. The Tokyo 2020 Games, as the most innovative in history, aims to bring positive reform to the world in accordance with the Vision: ‘Sport has the power to change the world and our future.’
Through putting the spotlight on the Paralympics in the past, present and future, upcoming events at the Japanese Embassy will demonstrate the resonance of the shared values between Japan and UK, and outline the attractions of the Tokyo 2020 Games and of Japan itself.
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.
19 March 2020: Panel Discussion: The Paralympics to the Future *Invitation only
Panel discussion featuring Martin McElhatton (Wheelpower), Noel Thatcher (Paralympic runner), Nick Webborn (British Paralympic Association) and Ken Endo (prosthetic legs engineer and the founder/CEO of Xiborg, Inc.) followed by the Foreing Minister's Commendation ceremony for Noel Thatcher.