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June 24, 2022
Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games One Year Anniversary Event
International Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Matches to be held!
- Enjoy the Excitement of Tokyo 2020 again!! -

We are pleased to announce the details, including about events and guests, of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games One Year Anniversary Event to be held on August 24 2022 that is a part of "Tokyo 2020 Games One Year Anniversary -TOKYO FORWARD-".
The event will feature not only a commemorative ceremony with Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo, who are IPC Special Ambassadors, as special guests, but also international wheelchair basketball exhibition matches with overseas teams.
Moreover, August and September, the months when the Paralympic Games were held, have been designated as "Tokyo Parasports Month", and we will hold various commemorative events centered around the first anniversary event of Tokyo 2020 to help realize an inclusive society. We hope everyone will participate!
Information about media coverage will be announced at a later date.

1. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games One Year Anniversary Event


Wednesday August 24 2022

Part 1 11:00-13:30 (Planned) (opens at 9:30)
Part 2 17:00-20:00 (Planned) (opens at 16:00)


Ariake Arena


Tokyo Metropolitan Government


Japan Para Sports Association Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC)
Japan Wheelchair Basketball Federation

Main Content

  • International wheelchair basketball exhibition matches
    • Women's national teams Japan vs Spain (Part 1)
    • Men's national teams Japan vs Australia (Part 2)
  • Commemorative ceremony (Part 2)
    (The ceremony will celebrate the first anniversary of the Paralympics Games, designation of Japan Paralympic Day*, as well as the reopening of Ariake Arena.)
  • Performance by music artist, etc.
  • Competition demonstrations
  • Exhibit of athletic equipment used in Tokyo 2020 etc.

* The JPC has designated August 24 as the anniversary of the Paralympic Games in Japan.

Main Guests

Part 1

Little Glee Monster (Singers and TMG parasport and barrier-free ambassadors)

They will liven up the exhibition match as TMG parasport and barrier-free ambassadors.

Fischer's (YouTubers)

They will convey the appeal of wheelchair basketball through competition demonstrations, etc.
* Appearing members have yet to be determined.

Little Glee Monster


Part 2

Special Guests

Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo (IPC Special Ambassadors)
In addition to appearing at the commemorative ceremony as IPC Special Ambassadors, they will also liven up the venue throughout Part 2 of the event, including the exhibition match and the closing ceremony.

Inagaki Goro

Kusanagi Tsuyoshi

Katori Shingo

* More Paralympians and performers are also scheduled to make appearances.

How to Participate

  • Advance application: Free *Applications will be accepted from Friday July 1.
    • Number of entries
      About 8,000 each for Parts 1 and 2 (planned)
      A lottery will be held if there are too many applicants.
      There are also priority quotas for children.
    • Schedule
      First round entries Friday July 1 – Monday July 25
      Second round entries Early August
  • Apply through the special website or by telephone (Phone: 050-3734-4481) (in Japanese only)
    Special Website

Those unable to attend the event can enjoy it remotely via online video streams from multiple angles. A realistic live viewing will be held at the Fuchu City Local Forest Museum’s planetarium (separate application will be announced later) and two special support schools in Tokyo using the VR Theater, which is a legacy of Tokyo 2020.

2. Other Initiatives During “Tokyo Parasports Month”

1) Tokyo Parasports Park in Komazawa


Saturday August 20, 2022
10:00 - 17:00 (Planned)


Komazawa Olympic Park Main Square


Parasports experiences, various PR booths, etc.

* Held in conjunction with the 2022 Japan Para Boccia Championships (hosted by JPSA)

2) Parasports Symposium (tentative name)


Monday September 19, 2022 (National holiday)


Tokyo Portcity Takeshiba


Symposium with guests, including para athletes

3) Tokyo Parasports Park in Minami-Machida (experience event)


Friday September 23, 2022 (National holiday), 10:00-17:00 (Planned)


Minami-Machida Grandberry Park


Parasports experiences, various PR booths, etc.

4) Month Initiatives

  • Mini parasport experiences (about 10 days) and mini exhibitions of Tokyo 2020 archived materials (about 18 days) in commercial facilities, office buildings, and other locations throughout Tokyo.
  • Total of about 100 experience and learning programs for children (including online) together with the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center.

* Details about initiatives 1) to 4) will be announced as they become available.

Special Website



Sports Tokyo Information

Special Website (in Japanese)
Twitter (in Japanese)(External link)
Facebook (in Japanese)(External link)
Sports Tokyo Information (in English)

3. Other

  • Although COVID-19 countermeasures will be in place at each venue, please note that the above-mentioned details may change due to changes in conditions.

*Please click here for the original Japanese press release.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)
Parasports Section Comprehensive Sports Promotion Division BUREAU OF CITIZENS, CULTURE AND SPORTS
Phone: 03-5388-2496