Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will sponsor the “HULIC・DAIHATSU Japan Para-Badminton International 2018”, continuing on from last year.
Para-Badminton is a sport that is gaining attention after been recognized as an official sport for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
16 Japanese players were awarded medals at last year’s edition of this tournament, which is one of the official tournaments of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
“HULIC・DAIHATSU Japan Para-Badminton International 2018” will be held from Wednesday September 26 until Sunday September 30 at the Machida City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
At the announcement press conference for the “HULIC・DAIHATSU Japan Para-Badminton International 2018” held on Friday June 15 in Tokyo, Director (Senior Managing Executive Officer) Shigeharu TODA gave a speech on behalf of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., who will be the title sponsor for the tournament. Based on the slogan of “Light you up”, Mr. TODA declared that Daihatsu will continue to sponsor badminton and para-badminton following last year success, as a core initiative of the company’s promotion of creating not just products, but also events such as this. He sent his best wishes to the players who will participate in the tournament.
As well as representatives from sponsor companies such as Daihatsu, the press conference also featured 3 players who will participate at the tournament: Yuma YAMAZAKI (WH2(Wheelchair)), Daisuke FUJIWARA (SL3(Lower Limb Impairment)) and Mamiko TOYODA (SU5 (Upper Limb Impairment)). These are 3 leading para-badminton players from Japan. They spoke about their expectations and personal ambitions for the tournament that will be held in Japan.