A lecture meeting will be held on May 23, 2010, 14:00-16:00, in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
The lecturer will be Masao Ito. He is one of the prominent Deaf leaders who has been involved in various cultural activities related to sign language. The theme will be "There was always a war around me: What did the Deaf boy see?".
In the year when the Pearl Harbor was attacked, Masao was a two grader in a school for the Deaf in Tokyo. He was evacuated along with his classmates by the School officials in September, 1944, during a wartime. The next year he completed the primary school at the temple in evacuation destination in March.
He worked as a mathematics teacher for 34 years in the school for the deaf in Chiba Prefecture after graduating Waseda University in Tokyo.
Masao currently sits as an honorary board member of the Japan Academy of Deaf History and the Deaf Education Research Society, respectfully.