Princess Kiko attends meeting with mothers of Deaf children in Tokyo

Princess Kiko makes a speech
using sign language
(photo: sankei.jp.msn.com)

Princess Kiko, the wife of Akishinonomiya who is the younger brother of the Crown Prince, attended the 32nd meeting in honor of the mothers who brought up their Deaf children, at the Parliamentary Museum in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo on December 7.

She made a speech in sign language.

Princess Kiko wished "the world that Deaf people and hearing people share the understanding and support each other".

She was touched with the hardship of the parents who had supported the activity of the Deaf, and said in encouragement, "I deeply respect the parents who had firmly brought up their children with strong courage and hope in spite of being confronted with the difficulty".


Source in Japanese:
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/1207/TKY200912070393.html

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