The rapid inter-Korean thaw has eased tensions that soared a year ago when Pyongyang tested missiles that could reach the United States mainland and detonated what it said was an H-bomb.
The $106m 35,000-seater stadium, which will be pulled down after the closing ceremony, appeared to be about two thirds full, and the crowd watched a ceremony consisting of traditional Korean dance, combined with modern music and blended with light shows.
Ukrainian biathlete was first in men's 7.5 km for visually impaired athletes, Ukrinform reports.
The IPC directed its focus on the achievement of hosting the inaugural North Korean Paralympic team in South Korea despite their history of conflict.
The teams from the North and South entered separately under their own flags during the athlete's parade in the opening ceremony Friday, which saw competitors from 49 countries march into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
"It's my first Paralympics, first race, so it's just a great way to kick off the week and hopefully (there's) more to come", she said.
The nation will contest every sport except curling, with a total of 38 Japanese athletes competing in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, biathlon, para ice hockey and snowboarding.
Among the participants of the Games, 30 Paralympic athletes of Ukraine.
South Korea is hosting the Games for the first time.
American Daniel Cnossen, a former US Navy Seal, took gold in the men's sit ski.
Two athletes from North Korea are competing in the Games.
The doping scandal that ensnared Russian Federation then has persisted, however, with only members of its delegation whom the International Paralympic Committee considered clean of any doping history permitted to compete here under a neutral flag.
Unlike the Olympics opening ceremony, North and South Korea's athletes did not march together after failing to agree on which version of the unified flag to use. The games will run until March 18.