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Live distribution of an online seminar titled “Thoughts on the Diverse Society – Message from a British Paralympian -“


As the “host town” for Team GB in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a symbiotic-community city promoting urban development based on universal design and programs for barrier-free minds and hearts, Yokohama has thus far been taking various approaches in this area.
While direct exchange with British personnel has become difficult due to the spread of COVID-19 this fiscal year, we have been developing programs for online exchange.

As part of this online exchange, we are going to make a live distribution of an online seminar presenting thoughts on symbiotic societies. Based on her experience, we have invited Susie Rodgers MBE, a British Paralympian who won a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to serve as the speaker. This will be a precious seminar in which viewers will be able to hear the message of a British Paralympian who has been energetically pursuing activities related to symbiotic societies, through a live distribution directly from the United Kingdom. Don’t miss it!

Time: 17:30 – 18:30 (tentative), March 19 (Fri.), 2021
Viewing procedure: By live distribution on YouTube (free of charge)
*The distribution will be available in both Japanese and English, through simultaneous interpretation services. Please click the URL for the   language of your choice.

[YouTube official Yokohama channel for information related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games]

– If you want to view the seminar in English, click this URL:

– If you want to view the seminar in Japanese, click this URL:

Cooperation: The British Council

* We plan to make a video of this online seminar for subsequent storage in our archives, and to upload it on the same channel. We shall inform you of the related details through this website.

We are also distributing the archive video of the online seminar titled “Inclusive Design – Learning from Great Britain,” which was held on December 11, 2020. To view it, click here.