Regional Abilympics

Regional Abilympics are vocational skills competitions for people with disabilities that are held in every prefecture. The competition aims to help people with disabilities improve the skills that they have cultivated and to promote their employment by raising the understanding and awareness of companies and the general public with regard to the employment of people with disabilities. Those who performed well are selected by their mayor to take part in the National Abilympics.

National Abilympics

The National Abilympics are competitions for people with disabilities to showcase the skills that they have cultivated at their workplace. In addition to improving the skills that they have cultivated, the competition also aims to promote their employment by raising the understanding and awareness of companies and the general public with regard to the employment of people with disabilities. Those who performed well are given the opportunity to take part in the final test and participate in the International Abilympics.

Workfair

The Work Fair for people with disabilities is held as part of the National Abilympics with the aim of raising the understanding and awareness of companies and the general public with regard to their employment and vocational skills. There are exhibitions, demonstrations, and experience booths related to the vocational skills of people with disabilities and their employment. Many people visit the fair every time, thanks to the support of various companies and organizations.

International Abilympics

The first International Abilympics was held in Tokyo in 1981 to commemorate the International Year of Disabled Persons by the United Nations. The competition has been held approximately every four years. In total, Japan has sent 500 contestants and personnel to the last nine competitions.



The motif is the "star" which is the logo of the Abilympics. Designed with the image of morale to overcome disability, the joy of receiving awards, and the blooming of abilities. Named after the spelling of the abilympics and the orchid flower "Maxillaria variabilis" (the flower language is "carrying happiness").