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Japanese Para-Sports Association (Japan)

日本障がい者スポーツ協会

Last modified: 2021-02-22 by zachary harden
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[Japanese Para-Sports Association (Japan)]
image by Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018


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Introduction

The Japanese Para-Sports Association was founded in 1965, a year after the 1964 Paralympics were held in Tokyo. It is the umbrella organization for all Parasports in Japan and is the parent organization of the Japanese Paralympic Committee.
Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018


Description

The flag is white with their "Communication Mark"; this mark was unveiled in 2015 during the 50th anniversary celebration for the JPSA. The mark is red to show a firebird and the flames of desire and inspiration for athletes to move forward into the future. (Source)
Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018

The communication mark images the wings of the Phoenix. Red is designed with the image of a burning flame in the minds of athletes flying into the future.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2021


Symbol mark flag

[Japanese Para-Sports Association (former) (Japan)]
image by Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018

The former flag of the Japanese Para-Sports Association was used as the logo of the 1964 Paralympics and continues to be the symbol-mark of the organization after the adoption of the 2015 logo. The dove represents love and the formation of the wheels and spokes show the letter "V", the sign and call for victory. The rings/spokes also represent the people of the world. For the flag, this symbol is on a green background. (Source)
Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018

The symbol mark was adopted at the 1964 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The five wheels represent the wheelchair and the rings connecting with people of the world. The star in the center represents hope, and the array is V-shaped to represent victory, over life. The white dove represents love.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2021


National Disabled Sports Festival

[Japanese Para-Sports Association (former) (Japan)]
image by Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018

The National Disabled Sports Festival (全国障害者スポーツ大会) is similar to the Kokutai in scope but was adapted for Paraathletes. The logo consists of a formation of "21" and shows athletes racing, flying and swimming. The four colors showcase the regions of Japan and also four elements (Hokkaido - Blue (ocean), Honshu - Green (Earth), Shikoku - Yellow (light), Kyushu and Okinawa - Red (Sun)). The interlocking of the elements shows deep cooperation with the athletes and the country at large. (Source) As for the flag, this symbol is on a white background.
Zachary Harden, 23 July 2018

The symbol mark is based on 21 meaning the 21st century and depicts people with disabilities running, jumping, and swimming. The four colors are blue for the sea and Hokkaido, green for the earth and Honshu, yellow for light and Shikoku, and red for the sun and Kyushu. It symbolizes the leap into the future of National Sports Festival for People with disabilities as a place for interaction between peoples and the communities.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 February 2021