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row to lead 5—4. doherty got levelled but o'sullivan rallied to get the decider. dejong way is also true. coverage continues on the website. laura kenny and emily nelson have won their second gold of the cycling world cup in berlin, taking victory in the women's madison. the pair were part of great britain's triumphant team pursuit on friday and added more silverware today. jason kenny finished 13th in the men's individual sprint. that's all from sportsday. next on bbc news is the travel show. this week on the travel show, we are in tokyo, the hosts of the 2020
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paralympics, finding out what it will be like for disabled visitors travelling to the city. no elevator? i'm going to have to brave the stairs. we are off to tokyo, where thousands of disabled athletes and spectators will show up for the 16th paralympic games in 2020. full carter has gone to find out how the city is preparing dot —— paul carter. tokyo, a sprawling metropolis where ancient monuments rest alongside skyscrapers. i am ancient monuments rest alongside skyscrapers. iam paul carter, journalist and it's my first time in tokyo. i've come to see what life is like for disabled people not only visiting here but also who call this place their home. i was born without any place their home. i was born without a ny lower place their home. i was born without any lower arms or legs and as can see a use short prosthetics to get
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around. iamjust see a use short prosthetics to get around. i am just off to try and find something to eat. obviously, it does pose some challenges, particularly with my height. anywhere with high stools like this is out of bounds to me. in terms of fatigue, i cannot walk for long distances. sometimes, people see me and they have a perception of who i am and what i might be able to do and my limitations. i don't always think their perceptions necessarily meet my reality. one thing that is a particular challenge at home is super. here, it isn't considered rude to drink from the bowl. bon appetit! in in the most populated city in the world. i am heading to its tallest tower. the sky tree, to see what tokyo looks like from on high... this modern icon was built
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in 2012, and stands at a whopping 634 metres high. my isjust in 2012, and stands at a whopping 634 metres high. my is just popped! deaf ears. it can withstand earthquakes up to seven magnitude and handle some 10,000 visitors a day. it doesn't look real! you get a sense of how massive the place is and how densely populated it is, and how everything is so tightly packed together. on a clear day you are meant to see mount fuji in the distance but i think the weather gods have not smiled on us today! me until things don't normally go together, to be honest! it is actually nice to feel like i am looking down on something for once. you cannot come to the sky tree and not have your photo taken. my god!
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i've just realised there is a glass floor! ooh, that makes me feel sick! ooh, i really don't like it. i love it. it's got my best side. that was so it. it's got my best side. that was so cool, but if you can cope with the crowds it's fairly easy to get around. i could have done without the glass floor, i'm not the biggest fan of heights, i did not realise that was there but it was cracking fun. a really good place to come. away from the modernity, i wanted to find out how tokyo's historic monuments measure up for accessibility. canadian born josh has lived here for more than a decade and runs a website offering advice to disabled visitors. i don't know where to look first! there are sites everywhere. this is tokyo's old est
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sites everywhere. this is tokyo's oldest and most famous temple, founded in the seventh century and rebuilt after the second world war. the buildings are not original anymore! it looks pretty good for 1400 years old! but what is most impressive is that they've done a lot to make it wheelchair accessible. they've done it in a way that does not affect the general feeling of the place. that is the left, the elevator. it is well hidden. i didn't know where it was, they had to put a sign on it. as we enter the main pagoda i take in some of the traditions of japanese buddhist culture. what is happening over here? the first thing that strikes me about this is the scale of it. it is much bigger than i was expecting and it is a lot more dot for want of a better word, gold! there is a real sense of reverence here. and there it is important to
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the people of japan. here. and there it is important to the people ofjapan. in here. and there it is important to the people of japan. in the here. and there it is important to the people ofjapan. in the past here. and there it is important to the people of japan. in the past ten or 11 years since you have been here, have you seen things change? for sure. there has been a lot of improvements. attitudes have changed a lot more, you'd get strange looks if you were out in a wheelchair but as people are able to go out more often, they are. and because of that people around are more used to the different colours of society. and with the paralympics i think it will get even better. so far, i've been genuinely impressed by the efforts made to improve access to the cities tourist attractions. but what is it like getting around? i am told the subway system is 80 to 90% wheelchair accessible. so, subway system is 80 to 90% wheelchairaccessible. so, in theory, travel should be fairly straightforward. is this the entrance? is there a way in with an
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elevator? no elevator? i'm going to have to brave the stairs. i don't know where the elevator is. except? toilets ? know where the elevator is. except? toilets? information? see if the power of translation apps can help me find a left. downstairs? ok, thank you. there is not an elevator on this floor. it is the stairs again. the new subway station was designed over three levels with a lot of steps. there are lifts and escalators but there is a lack of information and i had to walk a long way to find them. there is a sign for the train way to find them. there is a sign
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forthe train ok, way to find them. there is a sign for the train ok, this looks more like it. this is too high for me to reach. can i buy a ticket? the man is going to help me. at least, i think so! ok. i have no idea if i'm in the right place but we will soon find out. by the time i reached the platform on the bottom level i'm pretty tired. but it seems i'm not the only one, even locals are confused by the signage. how do you find it access wise on the subway? eventually, i reach my destination. we made it! to inside straight... ——
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toa we made it! to inside straight... —— to a side street. oh, well. we sort of got there! i am curious about current attitudes to disability is here in japan. there current attitudes to disability is here injapan. there are over 6 million people registered disabled in this country and i'm off to an event where non—disabled people get to find something out about what life is like for them. so, tell me a little bit about what is going on here. here, we have an awareness event. we have a lot of things to try. try out anything you want. it's hoped events like this will not only educate people and how to behave around those with disabilities but change society. people would treat me likea change society. people would treat me like a special person, i have an impairment but i'm not a special person. para— sports has the power
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to change society. so it has been changing little by little and it is going to change society. do you want to try some? let's give it a crack! are you ready? i don't think so, but 0k! ooh! laughter that was genuinely terrifying! it's quite refreshing to see so many people engaging with the events and with the trials. i must admit that i was cynical about this, coming into it. non—disabled people doing para sport, sometimes it is a bit naff but actually, people were really engaging with it and if that is what it takes to expose people to this kind of sport and engage with disability, it can only be a good thing. next week dot at arm and
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spends 90 minutes injapan cricket nagoya in japan, attempting spends 90 minutes injapan cricket nagoya injapan, attempting to see three of the cities highlights in the time it takes to watch a rugby match. i'm in the right place, nagoya castle and my time starts now. that is your lot for this week and don't forget you can keep up with all of our travels online but for now, from me, and all of the travel show team, at london's olympic park, goodbye! sunday didn't offer us a great deal of sunshine, some wet weather in places. even on a rather grey and early winters day, there can be beauty out there, as illustrated by this picture from one of our weather watchers in shropshire. more weather to come overnight, outbreaks of rain
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and showers pushing across many areas. things are going to brighten down later in the night. persistent rainfor down later in the night. persistent rain for some time, but then as we go we can see frosts developing here and ice patches on untreated surfaces where it has been west temperatures hotting up into double figures. as we go into tomorrow, a dry start for many of us. in wales and south—west england, this is the form of some showers, some heavy and thundery with squally winds, pushing eastwards. in northern england, northern ireland and much of scotla nd northern ireland and much of scotland will be dry and sunny. northern scotland will see some showers, they will be turning increasingly wintry, even in relatively low levels towards the end of the day. this is where the cold est area end of the day. this is where the coldest area is lacking. across a large part of england and wales. on tuesday morning, this weather front
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delivers showers in northern and western scotland, wintry in places with a risk of icy patches but the main story is how widely it will be. chile on tuesday, widespread frost, fog patches too. but it will be a cold start, fine weather on tuesday. decent sunshine to come, the cloud increases from the south—west. turning hazy ahead of this next weather system coming in. bringing daylight hours, outbreaks of rain. chilly across the board on tuesday after a frosty start and cloud increases. three tuesday night and into wednesday, this weather system ta kes into wednesday, this weather system takes rain and snow to the hills. some uncertainty about the northern extent. and england and wales affair, mainly dry in scotland. this is where the chilly air will be but also the best of the sunshine. mild again the further south you are. further weather systems coming in on thursday and friday, particularly on
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friday. more winds for some time as well. this is bbc news i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8. the environment secretary michael gove says theresa may's brexit deal isn't perfect but it is the only choice. we have got to recognise that if we don't vote for this deal the alternatives are no deal or no brexit. president macron is booed as he visits the scene of the worst riots in paris in years. a warning that the world is at a crossroads at a crucial climate change conference in poland. three astronauts are ready to blast off to the international space station, two months after the unprecendented failure of russia's soyuz spacecraft arsenal back in it. and victory for arsenal against tottenham
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