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Trial Project for Accessible Event At MANGEKYO

November 16, 2018

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 16, 2018--JTB Communication Design Co., Ltd conducted a trial project for the realization of “Accessible Event” which is the event everyone, inbound tourists to Japan and disabled people, could enjoy without any barrier.

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This event is conducted as a trial research project for the governmental “Basic Policy for Promoting Measures related to Preparations for and Management of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.”

100 guests include foreigners and visually, auditory or physically disabled people were invited to - MANGEKYO - performed by globally well-known Japanese drum group DRUM TAO. The guests experienced following services as trial for improvement of multilingual services and the services for disabled people.

Multilingual services: Increased number of multilingual staffs and signages For visually disabled: “Braille Blocks” for more safely and easy way in and out For auditory disabled: Audio sensory device “ Ontenna ” (User could feel transmitted unique features of sound through vibrations and light.) and Communication Application ” UD talk “. For physically disabled: “Expanded space for viewing from wheelchair”

An interview and survey with invited guests were conducted after the show. The feedback will be utilized for further improvement to realize” Accessible Event”.

Comments:

Mr,Hideaki Fujisawa- Director, Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Secretariat

「We need to improve multilingual support and the support for the disabled immediately for 2020. It is very important trial to have feedback from guests for our improvement to realize “accessible event”.」

Mr.Constant Voisin (Lived in Japan for two years)

「I really enjoy this event. It is exciting. I saw a lot of multilingual signage including French in this venue. It makes me very comfortable. I’d love to invite my friends next time.」

Ms. Ritsuko Aoki (Hearing-impaired)

「It’s amazing! I expected to see only taiko (Japanese drum) performance but it is more than that. I could feel a sound through ontenna! 」

For further information about trial project, Please contact Dave Otsuka or Minami Hirakawa at 03-5575-3228 or press-mangekyotrial@azw.co.jp at PR office of Trial Project for Accessible Event at MANGEKYO.

For further information about MANGEKYO, Please contact MANGEKYO office at 03-5657-0683 (Mon-Fri.10A.M. to 18.P.M ※Excluding the closing dates) URL: https://magekyo-tokyo.com/

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CONTACT: Dave Otsuka or Minami Hirakawa

03-5575-3228

press-mangekyotrial@azw.co.jp

KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS

SOURCE: JTB Communication Design Co., Ltd

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