The sign language speech contest was held in Yoshikan High School in the Oita City, Oita Prefecture, a part of the southern island of Japan. The contest has been held every year for 18 years at the school.
Eight students majoring in welfare course made a speech in sign language about what they felt in daily life as a theme, for six minutes per student. The check point of the contest is sign language skills and facial expressions, etc.
Three students with highest points in order will be chosen to compete at the annual national sign language speech contest. It will be held in Tokyo this August.