On Saturday, December 7, a hands-on deaf football event was held at the Fujieda Plant. A total of 27 people participated, including employees of the Fujieda Plant and their families.
Eight players from Japan’s national deaf soccer and deaf futsal teams cooperated in the event, including Chugai’s own Mr. Takehide Shitara. Through this experience with deaf football (soccer and futsal), participants gained an understanding of para-sports and insights into their enjoyment.
Participants wore earplugs to enhance the experience, and divided up into four teams for a round of tournament-style football matches. To conclude the event, a special match was held between the players of the Japan national team and a team from the Fujieda Plant.