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and organisation of the paralympics around 5% of the population of japan good morning. welcome to breakfast with steph mcgovern has highlighted another important is registered disabled, and this and charlie stayt. reason why it is vital that the figure is set to rise. yet i've not our headlines today: games provide a long lasting legacy. brexit talks stall. this is bbc news, the headlines: seen or figure is set to rise. yet i've not seen or noticed as many people with labour says theresa may is refusing disabilities here as i have another to compromise but the government major cities around the world. insists it's made the un fears a major military conflict could take place in libya. "serious proposals". it comes after talks millions of workers will have to pay iamoff higher pension contributions between the secretary general iam offto an from today, but some will benefit i am off to an event when nondisabled people actually get to experience a bit of what life and the country's most from new tax changes. powerful warlord broke down. forces from the self—proclaimed is like for people like us. and off—duty soldier who towards a libyan national army are advancing on the capital. president trump is visiting mexico bomb left on a tube train is honoured with a bravery award. after backing down on a threat so, tell me a little bit about what to shut down the border. good morning. catch us if you can. is going on here? we have our paris liverpool are back on top of the premier league after coming back to win at southampton. he has praised mexico for stepping ports awareness event, we have a lot up he has praised mexico for stepping up security in recent days but left over “— of different paris boards. you can good morning. we finally have try out anything you want. —— para something up security in recent days but left over —— left open the possibility of car tariffs if the flow of drugs is not stopped within a year. british prime minister theresa may sports. it is hoped that events like this will not only educate the has asked the eu for a further delay public on how to behave around people with disabilities, but in the brexit process until 30 june. actually change society. the eu has responded coolly, asking for more clarity. all 27 leaders would need to agree the move. people with disabilities, but actually change societylj people with disabilities, but actually change society. i have a physical impairment, but i'm not a special person. para sports as a
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whole, they can change society. the the jury at the inquests into the birmingham pub bombings 44 years ago has found that paralympics has the power to change society. it has been changing little a botched ira warning contributed by little, and in the next three yea rs, by little, and in the next three years , we by little, and in the next three years, we are going to change our to the deaths of 21 people. society very fast. it all looks very two massive explosions tore apart great. i can see the wheelchair two pubs in the city centre basketball happening over there. in november 197a. the jury also found would you like to try some? go on, that there were no failings, errors or omissions in the police‘s response to the call. then. let's give it a crack. sima kotecha reports. this is the worst thing i've ever donein this is the worst thing i've ever done in my life. take it easy on me. the one thing that will always stick are you ready? ok! i don't think so, with me for the rest of my life is the smell — flesh, hair. but 0k. that will never ever go from me. are you ready? ok! i don't think so, but ok. be nice to me, please. nice! kevin burgess, one of more than 200 people who were injured on the night thank you. thank you. that was of the bombings. two explosions in two pubs, killing 21 people. the city was in shock. destruction and debris everywhere. genuinely terrifying. how was it? you are sweating a lot. that was
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these men, who were known really scary! look at it, it is as the birmingham six, were then falsely imprisoned for the crime. almost two decades later they were acquitted. and then some of the families of those killed campaigned forfresh inquests. quite refreshing to see so many people engaging with the events, with the trials. i was a little bit today, the jury concluded a botched cynical about this, coming into it, warning call from the irajust minutes before the bombs went off people doing para sports, sometimes led to the death of 21 people it isa people doing para sports, sometimes it is a bit enough. actually, you and meant the police weren't able know what? people were really to evacuate the pubs in time. it's been 44 years. engaging with it. and if that is 44 years it's took us to have an inquest, let alone what it takes to expose people to this kind of sport and engage with a a murder trial. it is now time — way, disability i guess it is only a good way past time, for a murder trial. the jury deliberated for almost five hours and unanimously concluded thing. there was not sufficient evidence of any failings or errors by the police in their response to the bomb warning. well, this used to be the tavern in the town, i think coming here and surviving one of the pubs that was bombed on that evening. for as long as i have in finding my now, a significant moment way around has been an achievement during the inquests was when an ira bomber, witness 0, told the jury who he suspected of being behind the bombings. foui’ men were named. for me. disability wise i have found that maybe people were perhaps a little bit resident —— resident to he claimed mick murray,
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who had been tried and acquitted offer assistance, but perhaps it was in 1975, was involved, along with the unit's commander, seamus mcloughlin, former british a shyness and offering to want to help, i think is the issue. everyone soldierjames gavin, connected with disability is really and michael hayes, the only super aware of the fact that they still can improve and want to get better, and they are really trying one who's still alive. to get better, and with the paralympics coming here it has almost given them a catalyst to sort now there are calls of make that change sooner, and for the police to investigate. greater than perhaps they would have as we say to, i think, done otherwise. any family when we investigate a death or a murder, we can't promise of course that we will result in a prosecution orjustice. we can promise that we'll do our best and we will do our best. nobody has clearly been convicted of the atrocity at the time. that has led to a lot of frustration in me, personally. we know it was the ira, but who were the actual people? and it's really a case of closure and i don't think we're ever going to find closure. in his final remarks,
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the coroner sir peter thornton qc said: hello there, the weekend weather "the dreadful events will bring mild weather for all of will never be forgotten because the people of birmingham will never us will bring mild weather for all of us but shall announce will vary. you forget the 21 lives that can see all this crowd —— loud spinning around on the satellite were tragically lost". picture, that has been circulating around an area of low pressure but i now on bbc news it's time now retreating southwards, taking a lot of the rain with it but leaving us lot of the rain with it but leaving us with an easterly wind in eastern for the travel show. parts of the uk, especially this little weather frontier. there will tend to be large amounts of cloud iam paul i am paul carter, iam paul carter, i'm i am paul carter, i'm a journalist through the weekend and perhaps a andi i am paul carter, i'm a journalist and i have come to tokyo to bit of rain at times, whereas experience its culture and its sights and smells. like a lego further west, with some shelter from cityscape, it doesn't look real. it that easterly wind, you will see the best of dry weather and some spells is much bigger than i was expecting. of sunshine. it rained then pulling away to the south—west, associated a lot more gold. i have come as any with that area of low pressure through the early part of saturday, other western tourist could come and and at the same time, it brings some patchy rain back to north—east scotland, and between a zone of do, buti other western tourist could come and do, but i have also come here as a disabled person, to experience all clear skies, not an especially cold night, one or two places starting saturday with a touch of frost. they of those things through the eyes of someone will be spells of sunshine, cloud of those things through the eyes of someone who might have some being pulled in from the north sea, difficulties getting over some of those problems, getting around. i cloudy across scotland where we will
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feel like i am done for the day see outbreaks of rain. northern already and i have not even got anywhere yet. ireland, wales, the western side of england, temperatures of 11—1a. at aintree, for the grand national, we are likely to see blue skies overhead as we head towards the start of the big race at 5:15pm. those temperatures are likely to tokyois tokyo is one of the most densely hover around 13 degrees. in fact, populated cities in the world. and western areas are likely to hold onto the clearest of the skies as we go through saturday night, so much next year, it will play host to the so go through saturday night, so much so that northern ireland could see a olympics and paralympics. japan touch of frost with those starry skies overhead. also accommodate expects a record a0 million visitors cloud continues to feed in from the in 2020, including many disabled east, with the odd spot of rain or travellers. so i want to find out drizzle under cloud holding how prepared its capital is to temperatures up between five and eight degrees. we go on into sunday, welcome an influx of foreign then, quite a cloudy start for most visitors, especially people like me. of us. some spots of rain across north—east england. and parts of scotland. there are signs through i was born without any lower arms or the day that some areas might legs, as you can probably see i use brighten up a bit but that could short prosthetics to get around. only serve to kick off some heavy, perhaps thundery showers, particularly down to the south of the ma corridor. 17 degrees in london, a bit coolerfurther north
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and east. next week starts off iamjust off i am just off to try and find pretty mild but it doesn't look like something to eat. obviously it does we will bring some cooler back in from the north—east. so, a mild pose some challenges, tickly with my height, and in terms of fatigue i start to the week, albeit with some showers down towards the south, but can't walk very long distances. —— inside of those temperatures beginning to dip away as we head towards the end of the week. particularly. there is quite a big bar culture here in tokyo so it means that anywhere with high stores like this is actually out of bounds to me, as it would be to wheelchair users for example. i do have to be a little bit more picky. sometimes people see me and have a perception of who i am and what i might be able to do and what my limitations are. and i don't always think that their perceptions necessarily meet my reality. can i have this one? 0k. is that 0k? reality. can i have this one? 0k. is that ok? success. we have a table. arigato. contrariwise, there is a
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selection of chopsticks, which for obvious reasons are not much use to me, and some spoons. no forks, so i planned ahead and i have the japanese word for fork. on my phone... so when my food comes i will see if they have any. otherwise it will be a job of improvising. thank you, arigato. success! i have a fork. looks good! there are around 6 million people with disabilities in japan, there are around 6 million people with disabilities injapan, and my goal over the next few days is to see what it is like for us to visit the city. we're off the sky tree.
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not really sure what to expect, looking forward to the view. a reasonably clear day so hopefully we'll be able to say something at least. i guess we when we get to the top. it is already looking busy inside. there are quite a few escalators to get up but that's not too bad. i'm quite lucky that i can use escalators all right, there are lifts here as well. the skytree is the world ‘s tallest tower and one of the country's most popular attractions. this is the most japanese thing i've seen since i've been here. hello kitty over here, people dressed up in all kinds of slightly weird outfits. hi, thank you very much. which way... this way. thank you. built in 2012 this modern icon stands a whopping 63a metres high. the tokyo skytree
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temple deck, floor 350. my earsjust popped. i am told it can withstand earthquakes up to 7.0 magnitude as well as handle some 10,000 visitors a day. whoa! that's amazing! looks like a lego ‘s kitty —— lego cityscape, it doesn't look real. i think when you get up here it is just a sense of not only scale of how massive this place is, but how densely populated it is, how everything is so tightly packed together. i think usually i clear day you are supposed to be able to see mount fuji in the distance, but
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i think the weather gods haven't smiled at us today. speaking in japanese. this is like heaven to me, i have this game at home. i have seen i have this game at home. i have seen all these original sketches, i was not expecting to see something like this here. i my god, there is merchandisers well. take me away, i will spend my money. me and all things don't usually go together to be honest with you, it's actually nice to feel like i am looking down on something for once. you can't come to the skytree tower and not have your photo taken. oh my god! (laughs). | have your photo taken. oh my god! (laughs). ijust have your photo taken. oh my god! (laughs). i just realise have your photo taken. oh my god! (laughs). ijust realise there is a glass floor. oh... that makes me feel a little bit sick. i really
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don't like it! i love it! got my best side. sayonara! that was so cool. if you can cope with the crowds it is easy to get around. could have done without the glass floor, not the biggest fan of heights, didn't realise that was there, absolutely cracking fun, really good place to come. but to be honest i only had high expectations of tokyo, one of the most high—tech and futuristic capitals in the world. and uniquely, this city has been down this road before. newsreel mac the world ‘s biggest
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city, tokyo prepares for the world's biggest games to be held in the orient. a massive facelift is but one of the feverish activities in the capital. back in 1964 japan's q became the first asian city to host the games and the first city outside of europe to hold the paralympics. speaks japanese. of europe to hold the paralympics. speaks japan ese. 378 of europe to hold the paralympics. speaks japanese. 378 are olympians representing 21 countries were greeted with an enthusiastic and heartfelt welcome to tokyo. —— para olympians. helped by the star power of japan's then crown prince and princess, who are committed to raising awareness of disability and sport, the 196a paralympics were hugely popular. some 5000 spectators turned up to cheer on the athletes over the five day competition. the
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196a championships and subsequent paralympic games put disabled people in the spotlight. but what is it like for people living here from day—to—day? i'm in the lively ha raju ku day—to—day? i'm in the lively harajuku area, day—to—day? i'm in the lively ha rajuku area, to day—to—day? i'm in the lively harajuku area, to meet an award—winning disability blogger who has been documenting her travels around japan. has been documenting her travels aroundjapan. hi, has been documenting her travels around japan. hi, nice to meet you! this is pretty busy. what is this place? ? icould this is pretty busy. what is this place? ? i could tell. so you have made videos and provide information for disabled people, how did you start doing that and why?
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200? wow. she thinks the momentum of the paralympics 200? wow. she thinks the momentum of the pa ralympics here 200? wow. she thinks the momentum of the paralympics here will change how japanese people interact with disabled people. what is it about the culture here around disability that makes things a bit difficult?
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why do you think that is, that people are shy to help? is it a culture thing? pa rt part of the success of the paralympics will hinge on people's experience of tokyo. with that in mind, the city has spent billions preparing for the event, which includes updating the infrastructure with lifts and escalators. i am trying to find the entrance to shibuya station, which i'm told should be just up ahead. shibuya station, which i'm told should bejust up ahead. i am told that the metro system is about 90% accessible. but... is this the entrance? no way to get in with an elevator? no elevator? there is no science to say where the accessible
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routers. —— route is. so i'm just going to have to brave the stairs, because i don't know where the elevator is. exit, toilets, information... the power of translation apps, i can find a left. downstairs? ok, thank you. so, there isn't an elevator on this floor. so it is stairs again. shibuya station underwent a huge makeover in 2013. now sprawling over three levels, it isa now sprawling over three levels, it is a bit ofa now sprawling over three levels, it is a bit of a struggle to navigate, especially with so many steps. there are especially with so many steps. there a re lifts especially with so many steps. there are lifts and escalators here but it ta kes are lifts and escalators here but it takes me more than 20 minutes to actually find them.
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0k, ok, this looks more like it. right, the first challenge is... international languages. too high for me to reach. could i buy a ticket? he is going to help me. at least, i think so. ok. thank you! by by the time i reached the platform on the lowest level, i was pretty tired. i have no idea if i am actually in the right place but we
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will soon find out. and it seems i'm not the only one. even locals are confused by the signage. how do you find access wise, the subway? but eventually, i reach my destination. i feel like i ifeel like i am done for the i feel like i am done for the day already and i haven't even got anywhere yet. we made it. to a side street. oh well, we sort of got
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there. it is just over it isjust over 500 it is just over 500 days it isjust over 500 days in it is just over 500 days in the countdown to the paralympics. but post— games, japan wants to show the world a society that is inclusive for all. i was curious to find out how tokyo's historic monuments measure up how tokyo's historic monuments measure up for accessibility. sensoji ‘s tokyo's oldest and most famous temple, originally built in the seventh century. hey, josh. hello. good to meet you. good to meet you too. so this is sensoji temple? it is, yeah. want to show me the sites? let's go. canadian born josh has lived here for a decade and i’u ns josh has lived here for a decade and runs a website offering advice to disabled visitors. i don't know where to look first. sites everywhere. yeah, there is. the
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building is not original. everywhere. yeah, there is. the building is not originallj everywhere. yeah, there is. the building is not original. i was going to say, it doesn't look 1a00 yea rs going to say, it doesn't look 1a00 years old. i think one of the things thatis years old. i think one of the things that is most impressive about this place is that they have done it a lot to make it wheelchair accessible, but they have done it in accessible, but they have done it in a way that doesn't affect the feeling of the place. that is the left, the elevator? yeah, it is well hidden, a lot of people didn't know where it was. they had to put a sign on it. as we enter the main pagoda, ibegin to on it. as we enter the main pagoda, i begin to absorb some of the ancient traditions of japanese buddhist culture. so, what is happening over here? they are making prayers. 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, for wa nt of expecting and it is a lot more, for want of a better word, goal. yes, it is. everyone here seems very deferential. there is quite a sense of reverence here. yeah, it is very important to people injapan. of reverence here. yeah, it is very important to people in japan. in the past ten years, 11 years, since you
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have been here, have you seen things change? yeah, for sure. for example, along with the infrastructure improvements, i think people ‘s attitudes have begun to change a lot more. before, they would be barely anybody else out in a wheelchair. you did get strange looks and stuff like that. people are able to go out more often so they are going out more often so they are going out more often, and because about people around them are getting more used to, you know, different colours of society. and with the olympics coming up soon, i think it is getting even better. tokyo 2020 will be the first games were sponsors are mandated to acquire rights for both the olympics and paralympics. advertisers have been asked to feature paralympic athletes, just as prominently as olympians, and advertising campaigns. —— in their advertising campaigns. —— in their advertising campaigns. —— in their advertising campaigns. i need one of the paralympic ‘s organising committee who has been taking part in the drive to raise awareness, including talks and demonstrations at hundreds of schools and
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