Deaf Immigrants in Japan will hold first national meeting in Kyoto

The Society of Deaf Immigrants in Japan will hold the first national meeting in Kyoto City at 13:30 on Sunday, June 14, 2009.

Tentative program:
1. 40-minute movie that "Deaf Media", a Deaf Korean group, made.

2. Lecture titled "A foreign resident with disability in Japan who fought for pension trial"

A lot of Deaf foreign residents live in Japan. Some were born to a foreign family in Japan and grew up like Japanese; a lot of Deaf immigrants live in Japan after they came to Japan, too. Or, some of them become naturalized as Japaneses.

However, the life is not easy. Still there was no place for the Deaf immigrants in Japan to gather, discuss and solve such various problems up to now.

In 1995 the first gathering was held, after as many as 50 years had passed after the war.

The move that started in the Osaka area expanded little by little, and the place of a nationwide exchange came true in 2003.

The Society of Deaf Immigrants in Japan" was established in 2008 after such a move.



Source in Japanese:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription), 2009/05/07

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