Members of the Prefecture Association of the Deaf and the Ishigaki Deaf Club meet Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama (left) and request the immediate arrangement of the interpreter in the City Office. (photo: http://www.y-mainichi.co.jp/news/16191/)
The interpreter has been absent since April 1 in Ishigaki City Office, Okinawa Prefecture in the southern island of Japan.
There has been no application though the City has recruited as a pay staff since April according to the Disability Welfare Section.
The Okinawa Prefecture Association of the Deaf and the Ishigaki Deaf Club visited the City and requested immediate arrangement for the interpreter in the City Office on June 14.
Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama responded, saying that they would like to try to solve the problem internally".