講演依頼

講演依頼
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He injured his cervical spinal cord in accident at sea, when studying in the United States during Waseda University days. He was discharged from hospital after hard rehabilitation even though his doctor sentenced his bedridden life for lifetime, because he would not be able to breath by himself.
After graduating from Waseda University, at his age of 26, he established NPO Corporation “Laugh” in March 2008. In addition, he had established 3 branches until 2011.
He converted NPO Corporation into social welfare Corporation in 2015, which is fewer cases in Japan. He opened a new facility in 2018 to more strengthen services in community life, including care services and employment supports, etc. for persons with disabilities and elderly persons.
He awarded Nihon Ningenryoku Award called Youth version of People’s Honor Award in 2014.
The third edition of his book “Challenging Obstructs and Announcing A Dream” was published. This book gives courage to young people, managers, and persons with disabilities.
He gave lectures in various places over 280 times as of December 2018.

経歴
CV

  • (April 1997)
    Enrolled in Kagawa Prefectural Kanonji Daiichi High School (General Course)
  • (April 2000)
    Enrolled in Sport Sciences, School of Human Sciences, Waseda University
  • (April 2004)
    Enrolled in a language school (California State, the United States of America)
  • (July 2004)
    Injured his cervical spinal cord
  • (March 2005)
    Graduated from Waseda University
  • (October 2007)
    Began lecture activities. Theme “Living well”
  • (March 2008)
    Established NPO Corporation “Laugh”
  • (April 2009)
    Established community activity support center “Yamamomo”
  • (December 2010)
    Assumed the chairman Kagawa branch of Association of Quadriplegics
  • (December 2011)
    Established Support Center “With”
  • (April 2012)
    Launched a service “Support for continuous employment - Type B”
  • (April 2012)
    Changed a name to Disabled Person Welfare Services Center “Yamamomo”
  • (March 2013)
    Passed the National examination for the Social Worker and the Psychiatric Social Worker
  • (March 2013)
    Graduated from Nihon Fukushi University
  • (April 2013)
    Assumed the deputy representative of Disability Forum in Kagawa
  • (May 2013)
    Assumed the director Kagawa Association of Social Workers
  • (May 2013)
    Assumed the manager of Kagawa Branch of Public interest incorporated association “Spinal Injuries Japan”
  • (November 2013)
    Social contribution award for Soroptimist International of Kanonji
  • (July 2014)
    The runner-up of Youth version of Ningenryoku Award (People’s Honor Award)
  • (July 2014)
    President encouragement prize of National Governors’ Association
  • (July 2014)
    Encouragement prize from the Speaker the House of Representative
  • (April 2015)
    Married
  • (April 2015)
    Assumed the director of Para-Sports instructor council in Kagawa
  • (June 2015)
    Established Social welfare corporation “Laugh”
  • (July 2015)
    Published "Challenging Obstructs and Announcing A Dream”
  • (March 2017)
    Assumed the director of Kagawa Para Athletics Association
  • (June 2019)
    Assumed the director of Japanese Association of Social Workers
  • (January 2020)
    Selected as a torchbearer of Tokyo Olympic 2020 (Postponed)
  • (April 2020)
    Assumed the guest professor of Kagawa Junior College
  • (April 2020)
    Assumed the advisor of general incorporated association "Across Japan"

受傷からの経緯
My history

受傷したカリフォルニアのラグナビーチ

When I was an elementary school student, I was in the track and field club. Later, in junior high school, I started my career as a pole vaulter.
In April 2004, after my twelve-year competitive career, I went alone to California in America to learn how to coach pole vaulting and study English.
My accident happened three months later. On 17th July 2004, I lost the ability to move below the shoulders, as well as all sensation. The accident happened the first time I went to the beach with my friends from language school.
I was diagnosed with a cervical spinal cord injury (C3) (quadriplegia). Immediately after the accident, I couldn’t do anything except blink my eyes. The doctor told me I would be bedridden on an artificial ventilator for my whole life. He also told me that nobody could ever walk after having a cervical spinal cord injury like mine.
But I never gave up hope. I felt bitterly resentful about being told I would be “bedridden for life.” I resolutely told myself that I would stand up and walk on my own feet. I would be the first man in the world with quadriplegia to walk.
The first step was to remove the artificial ventilator. I tried to breathe to the machine’s rhythm, imagining breathing. As a drastic measure, I also forced the doctor to remove the machine. But every time I tried to breathe by myself, I experienced suffocation and shortness of breath.
At last the miracle occurred. Half a year after my accident, I became able to breathe again without assistance. I did breathing training day and night. Finally, after one year had passed, I was able to remove the artificial ventilator completely.
It has been very hard training, but I have continued every day to this day. I have frequently fainted while trying to breathe by myself. At the same time as the breathing training, I did training to recognize my hands as hands, and my legs as legs.
The next step was to sit up and stand up.
The most important thing was never give up the dream of being able to walk by myself. Little by little, I was able to get back feeling and movement.
I am currently training to be able to take a step forward after standing up while being supported by three people.
Medical science is evolving day by day. The research into treatments for nerve regeneration, including those in the spinal cord and elsewhere, is making rapid progress as well. In the future, it will be possible to treat spinal cord nerves through regenerative medicine. This is what I hope. If it is possible to connect nerves by surgery and medical treatment, then a further step still awaits. You will need to remember how to move your hands and legs, sit up, and walk, and this will take practice.
I want to send a message to people who are in the same situation as me and who have the ambition to achieve something:
Keep on trying and never give up hope.

棒高跳びの実績
Achievements in pole vaulting

早稲田大学競争部時代
  • Kanonji junior high school era
    1996 Junior Olympics in Japan: 5th place
    Personal best: 4m20
  • Kanonji Daiichi high school era(General Course)
    1997 Inter-High School Championships in Kyoto: Representative 1998 Inter-High School Championships in Kagawa: 14th place
    1999 Inter-High School Championships in Iwate: 3rd place
    Japan Junior Championships: 6th place
    Inter-High School Championships in Iwate:
    Overall field champion / 3rd place overall
    Personal best: 5m00
  • Waseda University era
    (School of Human Sciences / Sport Sciences)

    2003 Kanto Inter-College Championships: 1st place
    The personal best record: 5m10
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