Spoken Japanese terms developed in sign language for medical and political issues

The lay judges system will start in May, 2009. In preparation for it, the Japanese Sign Language Laboratory at the national sign language training center in Kyoto City developed the sign language for the terms to transmit the content of the trial correctly. This effort will help a Deaf person when selected a lay judge.

The 50 terms, such as "lay judge", "prosecution", and "opening statement" often used at the court, are developed in sign language. These signed terms can be viewed on the Japanese website (www.newsigns.jp/).

The Japanese Sign Language Laboratory is developing new sign language vocabularies corresponding to new spoken Japanese terms in the field of the medical issues and politics.


Source in Japanese:
http://www.asahi.com/kids/news/TKY200903050099.html

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