The Japanese Deaf History Society will hold the 11th Japanese Deaf History Conference in Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture, near Osaka which is the second largest city in Japan, on November 1, 2008, 12:30-20:40.
The Society aims to research untold parts of the Deaf history in Japan, to promote researches on Deaf history, to offer a place of the information exchange, and to contribute to the society.
Presentations will be planned as follows:
1. On Deaf factory workers in Amagasaki City in Hyoko Prefecture during the WWII
2. Review on the record by the principal of a private school for the deaf and blind regarding his visit to the Kyoto Prefectural School for the Deaf and Blind, the first school for the deaf in Japan
3. About Naganobu "Dummy" Takahashi, a Deaf sword craftman during the samurai time
4. On life of Kichinosuke Nishikawa, first principal of Shiga Prefectural Oral School based on documents
5. History of the education for children with disabilities and concerned persons in Nara Prefecture
6. Memo related to Prince Takeru who was known as deaf and mute in ancient time
7. On 14 deaf professional baseball players in MLB in the past
8. Investigation on the bronze statues of de l'Epée and others
9. Summary: Deaf History of Hyogo Prefecture