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tv   The Travel Show  BBC News  April 7, 2019 1:30pm-2:01pm BST

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and organisation of the paralympics around 5% of the population of japan this is bbc news. the headlines... has highlighted another important is registered disabled, reason why it is vital and this figure is set to rise. that the games provide she is looking for physical contact a long—lasting legacy. yet i've not seen or noticed as many so she lifts her tail and so on. people with disabilities here as i have another major cities then we know it is the right time. the government insists theresa may # love is in the air #. had to reach out to labour in a bid around the world. to move forward on brexit. working ah, yes, the right time. with jeremy corbyn to move forward on brexit. working withjeremy corbyn is not something the female panda is usually fertile i'm off to an event when nondisabled people actually get i want to do at all, but far worse every two to three years, to experience a bit of what life than that would be to fail to and then only for around 72 hours. deliver on brexit. so the zookeepers is like for people like us. have to act quickly. labour has defended its handling of but you know what they say, complaints about anti—semitism. so, tell me a little bit true love never runs smooth. about what's going on here? commemorations take place to mark 25 we have our para—sports awareness event, we have a lot of different para—sports. translation: we just open the slide you can try out anything you want. rwanda, in which about a tenth of and they sniff each other a bit. she found his behaviour a bit the prince william hasjust too intrusive and then rwanda, in which about a tenth of the prince william has just finished it's hoped that events like this a three week stint working secretly she gently slapped him will not only educate the public with the uk intelligence agencies. a and he was shocked and scared. on how to behave around people with disabilities, new boat race record, james she definitely wears the trousers but actually change society. in this relationship. cracknell will become the oldest # love is in the air #. person ever to row she usually shows her unhappiness i have a physical impairment, by walking backwards. but i'm not a special person. para—sports as a whole, hopefully this isn't a bad omen
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for any potential future offspring. they can change society. if all goes well, the pa ralympics has she should give birth the power to change society. it has been changing within three to six months and this little by little, and in will be the first panda ever to be the next three years, we are going to change born in germany. our society very fast. tim allman, bbc news. it all looks very great. i can see the wheelchair basketball happening over there. would you like to try some? loveis love is in the air! let's see what go on, then. let's give it a crack. else is, probably rain. time for a look at the weather with darren bett. this is the worst thing i've you have got it, some rain in the ever done in my life. air which could affect the boat race take it easy on me. are you ready? in the next two hours with heavy 0k! showers coming in, let me show you i don't think so, but 0k. the satellite and radar in the past few hours, this is the rain coming be nice to me, please. in across few hours, this is the rain coming in gci’oss eastern few hours, this is the rain coming in across eastern england. some lightning in norfolk. the cloud ahead of it is beginning to break up nice! ahead of it is beginning to break up thank you. a cross ahead of it is beginning to break up a cross right whales, western england and northern ireland, still cloudy and cool across scotland where it is grey and misty and heavy that was genuinely terrifying. showers continuing to push towards the midlands. maybe some belated sunshine for eastern parts of how was it? england but not that warm at the you're sweating a lot. moment. showers continuing to work
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that was really scary! towards wales and northern ireland overnight, perhaps across north—west england for a while. breaks in the cloud for the south—west of england look at it, it's quite refreshing but more likely to get breaks in to see so many people scotla nd but more likely to get breaks in scotland and given it has not been engaging with the events, with the trials. very warm recently, a touch of frost i was a little bit cynical as well, otherwise, missed and fog patches forming, slowly lifting through the morning. we have got a about this, coming into it, zone of cloud and showers through the east, midlands and wales and non—disable people doing para—sports, close to northern ireland but sometimes it's a bit naff. sunshine developing either side. it actually, you know what? people were really engaging with it. should be a bit warmer when the and if that is what it takes sunshine comes through. temperatures to expose people to this kind could be up to 14—17. still cooler of sport and engage with people with disability i guess it's only a good thing. for eastern scotland and north—east england. hello, this is bbc i think coming here and surviving news with ben brown. for as long as i have the headlines: in finding my way around has been the government insists theresa may an achievement for me. had to reach out to labour in a bid to find a way forward on brexit, disability—wise i've found that despite angering some conservatives. maybe people were perhaps a little bit reticent to offer assistance, labour defends its handling of complaints about anti—semitism, after it was reported the party failed to take disciplinary action but perhaps it was a shyness
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in hundreds of cases. charlie rowley, one of the people poisoned in last year's suspected or a lack of how to approach that russian chemical attack subject in offering to want to help, in salisbury, meets russia's ambassador in london i think is the issue. everyone connected with disability to question him about the incident. is really super—aware of the fact that they still can improve commemorations take place in rwanda and want to get better, and they are really trying to get to mark 25 years since the genocide better, and with the paralympics coming here it has almost given in which about a tenth them a catalyst to sort of the population was killed. of make that change sooner, kensington palace reveals that and greater than perhaps they would have done otherwise. prince william has just finished a three—week stint secretly working with the uk's intelligence agencies. now the travel show is in tokyo as the city counts down to hosting the 2020 paralympics. i'm paul carter, i'm a journalist and i have come here to tokyo to experience its culture, its sights and smells. like a lego cityscape,
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it doesn't look real. it's much bigger than i was expecting. a lot more, for want hello, good afternoon. we've got an easterly breeze today and were going of a better word, gold. to have that through the rest of the i have come as any other western week ahead. some sunshine is tourist could come and do, beginning to break out here and but i have also come there. especially across northern here as a disabled person, ireland, wales and western england. to experience all of those things through the eyes of someone who might have some difficulties that rain is coming off the north getting over some of those sea and it is going to be arriving problems, getting around. for the boat race, the men's and a ifeel like i'm... woman's boat race this afternoon. ifeel like i'm done for the day already and i haven't those showers could be heavy. they are moving away from east anglia, even got anywhere yet. heading towards the midlands and northern england and a little bit of sunshine here and there. in scotland it is going to stay quite cloudy for most areas, mist or two, temperatures are nine or 10 degrees. tokyo is one of the most densely with some sunshine further south populated cities in the world. temperatures of 15 or 14. those and next year, it will play host showers will continue to fight so to the olympics and paralympics. the england —— will continue to japan expects a record a0 million visitors in 2020, affect said if england does not
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brea ks including many disabled travellers. affect said if england does not breaks in the cloud in scotland. it so i want to find out how has been quite chilly here recently. prepared its capital is to welcome an influx of foreign visitors, we may have a page of trust in rural areas. mist and fog affirming especially people like me. overnight once again to stop slowly lifting through the morning. we have i was born without any lower arms at this as of cloud which is not or legs, as you can probably see really moving very much. publicjust i use short prosthetics to the south of northern ireland. we to get around. should get some sunshine i decide, after that messy start it should be run across england and wales. we have the potential for 16 or 17 so i'm just off to try degrees. there is colder weather on and find something to eat. obviously it does pose some the way. it decent enough starter to challenges, particularly with my height, and in terms the way. it decent enough starter to the new week, but we've got this yourair, of fatigue i can't walk the new week, but we've got this your air, which is cold air coming very long distances. all the way from scandinavia that is there is quite a big bar culture going to drop temperatures on here in tokyo so it means that tuesday. we've still got this sort anywhere with high stools like this is actually out of bounds of cloud and a charolais rain to to me, as it would be stop it looks like it was moving to wheelchair users for example. northward, but now it looks like it is going to stop. probably a lot of i do have to be a little bit more picky. sometimes people see me dry weather for the north. is going to stop. probably a lot of dry weatherfor the north. and and have a perception of who i am, probably some sunshine for eastern scotla nd probably some sunshine for eastern scotland and eastern england. only 9
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and what i might be able to do degrees appear. disappointing and what my limitations are. temperatures on tuesday, it will and i don't always think feel colder. we are going to push that their perceptions necessarily meet my reality. that weather front away from southern areas and that is going to be the dominant feature of the week can i have this one? ahead. high pressure building in 0h! 0k. is that 0k? across scandinavia, dubbed the uk, success. trying things out, probably keeping we have a table. arigato. it on the cold side with an easterly breeze. we shall see some showery cutlery wise, there is a selection rain across the southern counties of of chopsticks, which for obvious england, tending to get kissed away. reasons aren't much use to me, —— tended to get pushed away stop and some spoons. looking at temperatures of ten or 11 no forks, so i planned ahead and i have the japanese word degrees, that is about below par for forfork on my phone... the time of year. so when my food comes i will see if they have any. otherwise it will be a job of improvising. ah, thank you, arigato. success! i have a fork. looks good!
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there are around 6 million people with disabilities in japan, and my goal over the next few days is to see what it is like for us to visit this city. we're off to the skytree. not really sure what to expect, looking forward to the view. it's a reasonably clear day so hopefully we'll be able to see something at least. i guess we'll find out 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.
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this is the mostjapanese 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. thank you. which way... this way. thank you. built in 2012, this modern icon stands at a whopping 634 metres high. announcer: the tokyo skytree temple deck, floor 350. oh, 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!
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looks like a 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 on a clear day you are supposed to be able to see mount fuji in the distance, but i think the weather gods haven't smiled on us today. man and woman speaking in japanese. this is actually like heaven for me, i have this game at home. i have seen all these original sketches, i was not expecting to see something like this here. oh my god, there is merchandise as well. take me away, before i spend all my money. me and tall things don't
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usually go together, to be honest with you, but it's actually nice to feel like i'm looking down on something for once. you can't come to the skytree tower and not have your photo taken. oh my god! laughs. i've just realised there is a glass floor. 0h... that makes me feel a little bit sick. 0h... laughs. i really don't like it! i love it! got my best side. sayonara! that was so cool. but you know, if you can cope with the crowds it is fairly easy to get around. could have done without the glass floor, to be honest with you, not the biggest fan of heights, didn't realise that was there, but no, absolutely cracking fun,
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really good place to come. but to be honest, i already 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: the world ‘s biggest city, more than ten million population and still growing, tokyo prepares for the first olympic games to be held in the orient. a massive facelifting is but one part of the feverish activity in the japanese capital. back in 1964 japan's capital became the first asian city to host the games, and the first city outside of europe to hold the paralympics. newsreel: speaks japanese. 378 paralympians representing 21 countries were greeted with an enthusiastic and heartfelt welcome to tokyo.
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helped by the star power of japan's then crown prince and princess, who were committed to raising awareness of disability in sport, the 1964 paralympics were hugely popular. some 5,000 spectators turned up to cheer on the athletes over the five day competition. the 1964 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 harajuku area, to meet an award—winning disability vlogger who has been documenting her journeys around japan. ah, yuriko, hi! i'm paul, nice to meet you! hi, nice to meet you! how are you? hi, i'm good! this is pretty busy. yes, so crowded. what is this place?
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this place is very popular and trendy, so many young people. i could tell. so you've made videos and provide information for disabled people, how did you start doing that, and why? i have 200? wow! yuriko 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? 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
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should be just 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 signs to say where the accessible 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... let's see if with the power of translation apps, i can find a lift. downstairs? 0k, thank you. so, there isn't an elevator on this floor. so it's stairs again.
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shibuya station underwent a huge makeover in 2013. now sprawling over three levels, it's a bit of a struggle to navigate, especially with so many steps. there are lifts and escalators here but it takes me more than 20 minutes to actually find them. 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's going to help me. at least, i think so. 0k.
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thank you! by the time i reached the platform on the lowest level, i was pretty tired. i have no idea if i'm actually in the right place but we'll soon find out. and it seems i'm not the only one. even locals are confused by the signage. how do you find it access—wise, the subway? but eventually, i reach my destination.
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ifeel like i'm 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 there. it's 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 for accessibility. sensoji is tokyo's oldest and most famous temple, originally built in the 7th century.
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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 sights? let's go. canadian—born josh has lived here for a decade and runs a website offering advice to disabled visitors. i don't know where to look first. sights everywhere. yeah, there is. the building's not original. i was going to say, it doesn't look 1,400 years old. i think one of the things that's most impressive about this place is that they've done it a lot to make it wheelchair accessible, but they have done it in a way that doesn't affect the feeling of the place. that is the lift, the elevator? yeah, it's 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, i begin to absorb some of the ancient traditions of japanese buddhist culture. so, what's happening over here? they‘ re making prayers.
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the first thing that strikes me about this is the scale of it. it's much bigger than i was expecting and it's a lot more, for want of a better word, gold. yes, it is! everyone here seems very deferential. there is quite a sense of reverence here. yeah, it is very important to people in japan. in the past 10 years, 11 years, since you 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, there 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're 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's getting even better. tokyo 2020 will be the first games where sponsors are mandated
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to acquire rights for both the olympics and paralympics. advertisers have been asked to feature paralympic athletes just as prominently as olympians in their advertising campaigns. i meet one of the paralympics‘ organising committee, who has been taking part in the drive to raise awareness, including talks and demonstrations at hundreds of schools and businesses.
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