Deaf school in Yamaguchi Prefecture to be closed this spring

A parting ceremony took place for 16 teachers and staff leaving their position at Yamaguchi Southern General Special Support School (originally Shimonoseki School for the Deaf) located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture on March 29.

The school was established by the Prefecture in 1929 to serve the Deaf young children and students.

Closing the Shimonoseki School for the Deaf had been decided in haste in the end of last year because of the prefecture's finance problem and a decrease in the number of the enrolled students, etc.

The Deaf children and students will go to the main school for the Deaf in Yamaguchi City or a hearing school in April.

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