Junichi Kawai

President
Japanese Paralympic Committee

Junichi Kawai is the President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee, and the Chef de Mission of the Japanese delegation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He is a member of the Athletes’ Committee of the Asian Paralympic Committee since 2008. He graduated from Waseda University school of education, and finished Graduate School of Education at Waseda University in 2005. He has uveal coloboma, a condition where the tissue around his left eye is missing from his birth. He became completely blind in both eyes at age of 15. He started swimming when he was 5 years old, competed in the 6 Paralympic Games from Barcelona1992 to London2012 and won 21 medals including 5 gold medals in total. He was awarded the Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2016.