Sign language interpretation to be provided for gubernatorial election next spring

The Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications explained the policy on November 12 to introduce the sign language interpretation to the TV program on the political speech by candidates who run for the gubernatorial election after the nationwide local elections in April next year.

The interpreting is currently offered by a political party which has the proportion representative election list of Upper and Lower Houses.

Moreover, the candidate speech for the House of Councilors electoral district and the gubernatorial election was banned. For the House of Representatives small electoral district, the candidates are allowed to include the image of their political party.

The introduction policy explained earlier was approved on the day at the panel of experts concerning the enhancement of the accessible environment for the persons with disabilities.

This ministry plans to examine the sign language interpretation in the direction into the House of Councilors electoral district in the future.

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