Two Films at Tokyo Festival Paint Women in Black

October 31, 2017

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There were two extremely provocative movies at the Tokyo International Film Festival. 

One of the two movies which tackles women and crime and which played in the Festival's main competition, Sveta, focuses on a deaf-mute girl – and the actress, Laura Koroleva, who essayed the title role – cannot actually hear or speak. So, this made her look strikingly authentic.


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Japan’s first public sign language phones installed at Haneda airport

Dec. 4, 2017
Kyodo reports on the first public sign language relay service in Japan.

The photo shows a Deaf woman who talks to an interpreter via sign language using a special public phone set up at Haneda airport in Tokyo.


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Tokyo cafe dishes out a lesson in hiring bias

OCT 1, 2017

At a cafe near the University of Tokyo, Deaf staffs are communicating with customers through writing and sign language --- and their work is being welcomed and appreciated by a steady stream of customers.

Masahiro Yanagi, the 44-year-old owner, who himself is Deaf, has managed the cafe in Tokyo since December 2011. 

The cafe now serves as an oasis for university students and regular customers.


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Tokyo Cafe Interacts with Customers Using Writing, Sign Language

Sept. 20, 2017

At the soup cafe, Sign with Me, near the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo Ward, the Deaf staff communicates with customers through writing and sign language. 

Over 100 messages left by customers on the whiteboard on the wall of the cafe.

The cafe serves as an oasis for university students and regular customers.

Masahiro Yanagi, the 44-year-old owner, who is Deaf, opened the cafe in December 2011.


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Japanese team wins 27 medals at Deaflympics, especially commended

August 30, 2017

The Japanese Para-Sports Association commended the Japanese team  especially and presented a supplementary prize of 5,000,000 yen in Tokyo on August 30.

The national team got 27 medals at the Turkey Deaflyimpics in July, the largest number ever in history; 6 gold, 9 silver and 12 bronze.

The supplementary prize will be assigned to a bonus to the players and sports groups who got medals.


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