Deaf student enrolled in public junior high school in Miyazaki Prefecture

Natsuki Mitsuo standing (center) along with a note-taker
at the entrance ceremony in the public school.
(photo: http://www.the-miyanichi.co.jp/contents/index.php?itemid=25217&catid=2)


Over 100 new students including a Deaf girl, Natsuki Mitsuo (12), were enrolled in a hearing school, Tsunetomi Junior High School, in Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture, a part of the southern island of Japan on April 12.

Members of the sign language circle in the city interpreted the principal's address and the welcome comment from the school representative in the entrance ceremony.

Moreover, the teacher of the special support class did note-taking for Natsuki. She says she will make a lot of friends.

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