Courses on International Signs to be held in Tokyo

The course concerning International Signs will be held in Tokyo in February and March, 2010, sponsoring by Japanese ASL Signers Society (JASS). All the lecturers are Deaf. No spoken interpretation.

Programs:

●Date: February 6, Saturday, 14:00-16:00
Theme: "How did I come to know International Signs?"

Lecturer: Mihoko Ueda
a Deaf family member in Nara. She began to learn ASL in 1988, and International Signs in 1995. Active as an International Signs interpreter with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Osaka, etc. for 15 years as well as an ASL interpreter. A member of the JSL research group.

●Date: March 20, Saturday, 14:00-16:00
Theme "My encounters with Deaf people in Europe"

Lecturer: Yumiko Nagai
She has made a solo journey in Africa and Europe for a few years until last year, acquiring International Signs through meeting Deaf people during her trip.

●Date: March 27, Saturday
(for details to be announced)

The lecturer will be Ichiro Miyamoto, President of the Tokyo Federation of the Deaf and the Director of the WFD Asia/Pacific Regional Secretariat as well as a JASS' International Signs curriculum development committee member.


Japanese source:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription)

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