The lecture meeting concerning sign language was held in the General Welfare Center in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture on March 22.
About 50 people who were studying sign language participated and learned the knowledge, etc. to communicate with Deaf persons without any trouble.
To deepen understanding of the deafness, and to improve interpreting skills, the City Social Welfare Council held the event.
Tatsuya Hasegawa gave a lecture on sign language. He is a former teacher of Niigata School for the Deaf and a management committee member of the National Interpreting Issues Study Society located Kyoto.