18 June 2012 – Paralympics Swimming medalist Junichi Kawai Backs Tokyo 2020
21-time Paralympics Swimming medalist Junichi Kawai, who is aiming for his sixth consecutive Paralympics Games, offered his strong support for Tokyo 2020:
The London Games will be my sixth Paralympics, but I have approached each and every Paralympic Games as a culmination to all my efforts. Hosting the Paralympics in Tokyo will be a great occasion to further enhance awareness and understanding on disabled sports. I would love for Japan to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.