• Jiji


The National Stadium, the main venue for the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, was built with input from many parts of society, such as people with disabilities, to achieve a world-class universal design.

In the initial 2014 plan for the stadium by the late architect Zaha Hadid, there were 120 seats for people in wheelchairs, or 0.15% of capacity. The figure was significantly below International Paralympic Committee standards, but a revision was difficult as the basic design had already been done.

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