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“Two Para Swimming Rivals:Same Age, Same Name,Same Dream”


2人の“ほのか” [EBC]

|Length : 47 |Year : 2018

Young swimmers, Honoka Okabe and Honoka Nakamichi are born in 2000 and raised in Ehime, Japan. Coincidentally, their given name and their age are the same.
Okabe has congenital disorder of her right arm from the elbows up. Nakamichi has no right leg as a birth defect. They began swimming in their childhood, but went to different swimming school. They met in their sixth year of elementary school, which was a wonderful encounter for them.
It is important for them to practice properly for the type of disability. They also have trained with disabled swimmers in nationwide.
Their next goal is to the take part in the competitive swimming 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. They are keep training towards the goal, encouraging each other.

Dreams on a Tandem Bike


タンデム自転車に夢を乗せて~あなたとわたしと風と~ [EBC]

|Length : 47min |Year : 2021

A boy with cerebral palsy excitedly riding a bike. A blind man training to compete in a triathlon. These are just two of many people whose lives have been changed by being introduced to the wonders of the tandem bike. Kaoru Tsuga of Ehime, Japan, is a woman who began working to promote the use of tandem bikes in 2010. She and her husband, who was blind, shared the dream of one day riding a tandem together, but sadly, her husband passed away before they could make that dream a reality. But now, she works to introduce the fun of riding to people with all sorts of disabilities. It is her wish that by helping disabled people discover they can ride something they never thought they could, she can broaden their possibilities and help them realize they can overcome the social barriers between disabled and non-disabled people.


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