Recently, Shizuoka Prefecture officials announced the prize winner of the "Prefecture Convention Entertainment Grand Prize 2009", to be presented to one of the national/local conventions held in the prefecture.
The Grand Prize went to the National Conference of Deaf Senior Citizens, sponsored by the Senior Session of the Japanese Federation of the Deaf. It had taken place in Izu City in the prefecture last October.
At the conference, the hospitality to the Deaf participants, such as guide and greetings in sign language, etc. done by the volunteers, was highly evaluated.
The award presentation ceremony will be held at the "Shizuoka Convention Seminar" in Shizuoka City on March 17.